Tag Archives: HOA Fraud

Organized Crime? Yo Betcha!

Guest Blog by Ward Lucas   August 23, 2016     Organized crime is endemic in the HOA industry, absolutely woven throughout the faulty fabric of the whole structure of Homeowners Associations. Racism, bribery, blackmail, criminal harassment, theft, extortion, embezzlement, phony liens and … Continue reading

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Fraud, Theft and Embezzlement Roundup (May 17-31, 2016) — Independent American Communities

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities More not-so-isolated incidents. According to allegations in the criminal report, Norman Glavas decided that since he worked so hard as Board Treasurer of Quail Run Association in Boynton Beach, he deserved to cash more … Continue reading

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HOA is Easier Target

Ward Lucas   April 2, 2016 Make it Viral! guest blog by Nila Ridings Here’s a an auditor from Pima County, Arizona who apparently opted to steal from the HOA rather than the taxpayers. Joshua Bonillas was the HOA bookkeeper for … Continue reading

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Condo board – and owners – failed their duties

Condo board — and owners — failed their duties by not uncovering alleged embezzlement Donie Vanitzian, JD Question: Our development has hundreds of condos and an unusually large budget. Our homeowner association was served with a search warrant to review … Continue reading

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Increased prison terms for HOA fraud scheme in NV?

Increased prison terms for HOA fraud scheme in NV?.

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Las Vegas HOA Fraud

Las Vegas Attorney and Three Others Convicted for Their Roles in a Fraudulent Scheme to Take Over Homeowners’ Associations. Read the article at short link http://wp.me/P2b6dW-tW.  

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The most common HOA fraud techniques

By Lisa Magill on April 29th, 2014 as posted on Becker & Poliakoff’s webpage Fraud and theft in community associations seem to be more prevalent than ever. In many cases the fraud occurred over a period of several years and … Continue reading

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HOA Fraud & Public Access

Posted December 6, 2014 EDITORIAL: HOA fraud case shows disdain for public access LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL It’s bad enough when federal judges, federal court administrators and federal prosecutors work together to block press and public access to the justice system. But … Continue reading

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$528,000 Missing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS September 13, 2014 PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A Portsmouth man has been accused of embezzling nearly $528,000 from a Newport homeowners association at which he previously served as general manager. Rhode Island State Police said Friday that … Continue reading

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$1,100,000 Missing

A new post titled $1,100,000 Missing has been posted under HOA Corruption / Management Fraud.

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More guilty pleas in massive HOA scheme

More guilty pleas in massive HOA scheme.

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Embezzlement

Embezzlement cases point up the need for board directors to be hyper-vigilant about the money entrusted to them. They need to use a magnifying glass to study association financial reports – and to understand what they’re reading. Likewise, homeowners should … Continue reading

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Homeowner Accounts are not the Board’s Slush Fund

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Judge sets trial in HOA fraud case

By JEFF GERMAN Excerpted from LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL February 26, 2014 Leon Benzer: Accused of being the mastermind behind a Las Vegas HOA scheme. Benzer and his co-conspirators are accused of conspiring to pack HOA boards to gain legal and … Continue reading

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HOA Treasurer Arrested

$267,000 Missing February 21, 2014 EVANS, Ga. (WRDW) — This sign’s used to keep the bad out, but little did Stratford neighbors know, it had already gotten in. It was disguised as this woman, Laurie Vanover, who stole 267,000 bucks … Continue reading

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