HOA, Condo, co-op corruption, fraud, theft roundup (Aug 2017)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Prosecutor: Hasbrouck Heights Property Manager Stole $100G From Condo Group (NJ) Jerry DeMarco Hasbrouck Heights Patch HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ — A borough man has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from a Bergen County condominium association. Raymond Gonzalez, 62, was charged with theft and two counts of forgery, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced Wednesday. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received a complaint in March 2016 Continue ReadingHOA, Condo, co-op corruption, fraud, theft roundup (Aug 2017)

HOA, condo, co-op Corruption, fraud, theft roundup (June 2017)

As summer heats up, so do nationwide investigations of financial crimes involving homeowners and condominium associations across the U.S.   By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Former HOA treasurer facing 8 counts of felony embezzlement (OK) POSTED 1:16 PM, MAY 31, 2017, BY SARAH STEWART, UPDATED AT 05:16PM, MAY 31, 2017 KFOR Newschannel 4 Former HOA treasurer charged with 8 counts of felony embezzlement OKLAHOMA CITY – As summer break begins at the Summit Continue ReadingHOA, condo, co-op Corruption, fraud, theft roundup (June 2017)

HOA, Condo Fraud, Theft, Embezzlement Roundup (Feb. 2017)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A collection of reports of corruption in common interest, association governed communities. Debt collector pleads guilty to defrauding Lee, Collier HOAs (FL) Published: February 1, 2017 5:38 PM EST WINK News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A man pleaded guilty to communications fraud for his role in debt collection scam that took at least $56,000 from three homeowners’ associations in Lee and Collier counties. Robert Dana Brown also owed more than $48,000 Continue ReadingHOA, Condo Fraud, Theft, Embezzlement Roundup (Feb. 2017)

HOA, Condo, Co-op Embezzlement, Fraud, & Theft Roundup (Jan 2017)

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A monthly roundup of corruption in common interest, association-governed communities Oro Valley homeowners lose thousands of dollars in rental scheme (AZ) Kevin Adger 12/27/2016 3:37 PM ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) – She was a person that 30 condo owners trusted to rent out their condo as a vacation rental. For a while things were good and the homeowners received their money, then something changed with Brenda Continue ReadingHOA, Condo, Co-op Embezzlement, Fraud, & Theft Roundup (Jan 2017)