Miami-Dade Teacher, Grandmother Accused of Public Assistance Fraud

A Miami-Dade middle school teacher and her grandmother were arrested after they fraudulently received Section 8 housing and financial subsidies, authorities said.

Latravia Quinesha Ferguson, 26, and Ruby Jean Collier, 58, were arrested Thursday on charges of public assistance fraud, organized scheme to defraud and third-degree grand theft, Miami-Dade Police officials said.

Ferguson, a teacher at Carol City Middle School in Miami Gardens, and Collier received the subsidies from the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development, police said.

Both women were booked into jail and released on bond. Attorney information wasn't available.

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