FLORIDA – She used a fake name to bilk $50,000 from condo association, cops say. Then she vanished
Article Courtesy of The Miami Herald
By Carli Teproff
Published April 9, 2019
She said her name was Tracy Pierson and she lived in apartment 11A.
Pierson became the treasurer of Crystal Court Manor’s Home Owners Association in February 2018 and was given use of the condo’s bank card.
|But police say there were two problems. First, Pierson used the card to bilk the association out of more than $50,000 from March to December 2018. Second, that’s not her name.|
“An investigation into Pierson revealed she gave false identifying information to the HOA,” police said in a news release. “Detectives are looking to find Pierson’s true identity.”
The issue came to light in January when a former board member called police to report that Pierson stole from the association.
She told police that she had gotten a call from the city’s water department in November telling her that the water would be turned off to the community if the $1,088 bill was not paid, according to an incident report.
The former board member then called Pierson to ask her why the community was behind on the water bill. She told police that Pierson said she had used the money for cancer treatments, according to the report. Read more: