The Real Deal Miami

Cracking down on condo board theft

December 01, 2010 10:23AM

It’s an unfortunately common question: to whom does one turn when
a condo board member is suspected of stealing? Last month, a Palm Beach County
Century Village board president was arrested for allegedly stealing
$33,000 in missing association funds. Generally, tenants should contact
authorities and provide evidence of theft. “Our office always gets calls
from condo owners who believe that their board is misusing the
association funds. It is one of the most common complaints that we get,”
said William Raphan, a South Florida supervisor with the Florida Office
of Condominium Ombudsman. [Sun