Woman Covered Up Aunt's Death to Live in $287 a Month Apartment
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

be newsA Brooklyn woman allegedly fooled her dead aunt’s co-op board into thinking the woman was still alive, to keep living in the rent-stabilized apartment for $287 a month, the NY Post reports.

For four years, Brenda Williams, 55, gave neighbors regular health updates on Debbie Vaughan long after the woman died at age 93 in 2007 – and kept board members at the Prospect Park building from trying to contact the woman, according to a lawsuit filed.

Williams claimed “her aunt was paranoid and senile and if we knocked on the door, she would have a heart attack,” said the co-op board’s president, Diana Hansen-Young.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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