NY man, Gajesh Sewnarain, accused in Stamford housing scam

Police say Gajesh Sewnarain posed as an employee of the Stamford Housing Authority to collect fake fees from residents applying for section 8 housing. Sewnarain

Police say Gajesh Sewnarain posed as an employee of the Stamford Housing Authority to collect fake fees from residents applying for section 8 housing.

Police say Gajesh Sewnarain posed as an employee of the Stamford Housing Authority to collect fake fees from residents applying for section 8 housing. (2/21/13)

STAMFORD - A New York man has been charged for allegedly running a housing scam in Stamford.

Police say Gajesh Sewnarain posed as an employee of the Stamford Housing Authority to collect fake fees from residents applying for section 8 housing.

Sewnarain allegedly netted nearly $3,000 in fees.

Officials say Sewnarain disappeared before officers could make an arrest, but police arrested him in Florida on Monday.

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