SF housing official faces jail: lying charged

August 21, 1999
A top manager of the San Francisco Housing Authority, who lied on his resume to get his job, could face up to three years in state prison, after being arrested this week for allegedly faking his credentials to work as a social worker on a previous job.
    Buddy Tate Choy, who was hired as the Housing Authority's deputy administrator for social services a year ago, now faces charges stemming from his claim, on an earlier job, that he was a clinical social worker.
    Choy worked for more than a year as a social worker for the nonprofit Tenants & Owners Development Corp. before joining the Housing Authority management staff, where he portrayed himself as a social worker on his application there. But state investigators say he has never held the required certification to be a social worker.