South Carolina – Dozens of Lowcountry homeowner associations sue property manager

abcnews4:  Dozens of Lowcountry homeowner associations sue property manager

By Andy Paras and Stacy Jacobson
March 9, 2016

More than 50 homeowners associations from Seabrook to Summerville filed a lawsuit this week alleging that a property manager billed at least some of them for services that weren’t provided.

The nearly five dozen plaintiffs filed the lawsuit Monday in Charleston County Circuit Court alleging that Marshland Communities and its owner, Karen Colie, misappropriated funds from at least some of them.

Colie did not return calls seeking comment Wednesday and Thursday. The Marshland Communities office did not return calls for comment Thursday.

The lawsuit includes affidavits from both current and former employees of Marshland who allege properties were charged for services that weren’t rendered.

Meredith Millender, an employee since 2016, filed an affidavit said Colie admitted to her that she billed some of the properties for services that weren’t provided. “She stated, “I made some terrible mistakes in an effort to stay afloat and it has caught up with me. I tried hard to fix everything but it was too much,'” Millender wrote in the affidavit. “She further stated, ‘I can’t even begin to describe the sorry, regret, shame and fear … I’m very aware of what my actions have done to people’s lives.”   Read more:

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