- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) - The director of a Detroit-area housing commission has been accused of breaking into apartments and stealing prescription drugs for personal use.

Fifty-two-year-old Deborah Wilson was arraigned Thursday in a Ferndale district court on two charges of home invasion and a count of drug possession. Bond was set at $50,000.

Oakland County Sheriff’s officials say Wilson, the Ferndale Housing Commission director, told authorities she stole medications from numerous tenants over several months and replaced them with generic pain-reliever pills. Investigators say they watched her leaving an apartment on Monday and a search of her office found 21 Percocet tablets.

Defense attorney Jack Jaffe says he hasn’t seen her statements to police, but adds that Wilson has an “unblemished” record and has served her community. He says she also has breast cancer.

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