BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)-- There is more trouble for a state representative from Bridgeport who has been no stranger to trouble since she took office earlier this year.
This time she's facing a criminal investigation accused of using a phony address during her run for office.
"Somebody else could have gotten into office who legitimate," said Shakeema Barnes, Bridgeport resident.
Some voters are outraged after allegations surfaced into whether state representative Christina Ayala of Bridgeport has been involved in voter fraud.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission launched a criminal investigation revealing evidence that state representative Ayala falsely registered to vote in the 600 block of Noble Avenue in Bridgeport back in July of 2009 and remained registered there until January 2013.
According to the investigating attorney, Ayala voted in nine different primaries and elections using that false address.
More evidence uncovered she ran for elected office twice from that phony address and applied for funds from the Citizens' Election.
Residents reacted after hearing the allegations.
"She's not right. She knows she was wrong for doing it," said Demetria Dixon.
Another woman says her name is also Christina Ayala. She lives at another house in Bridgeport. She says she has been getting mail intended for the state representative.
"I just returned it to the post office. It said something about support. I don't know what it was about so I knew it wasn't for me and I just returned it. But it had an official sticker," said Ayala, Bridgeport resident.
This is not the first time Ayala has been under fire. Earlier this year she was charged in a hit and run crash.
Her latest brush with the law involves her mother, who is Bridgeport's democratic registrar of voters. According to the investigation, Santa Ayala knew of and may have cooperated in the representative's fraudulent activity.
Ayala is no longer a member of her assigned legislative committees and has been relieved of some of her duties.
News 8 was unable to reach Ayala and her mother for comment. Bridgeport lawmakers did not want to comment.
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