and Video Courtesy of Channel 10 News
June 23, 2015
Kristin Glansen used to run condo associations – now
she's running from the law. Hollywood police have put out a grand theft
warrant for the arrest of the 35-year-old condo manager, who allegedly
embezzled more than $225,000 from The Waterway condominium on Hollywood
Beach over a two year period. A police spokesman said her whereabouts
are unknown but that detectives are following "investigative leads" in
an attempt to find her.
"I'm hoping they catch her, but it sounds like she's
gotten a pretty good jump on things," said Waterway resident Dan Brucki.
"If I was her, I'd probably be out of the country by now, but here's
hoping they catch her."
Police said Glansen created a bogus
company called Willis Homes, which has a very similar name
to the condo's actual insurance company, Willis of Florida.
She then began cutting big check after big check – one of
them as high $47,000 – to the fake company, according to a
civil lawsuit that has been filed in the case.
"The prior manager here walked away with a lot of money
wrongfully," said condo attorney Eric Glazer, who filed the
complaint. "She cut the checks basically to Willis or Willis
Homes and put it in her very own bank account, making it
appear as if insurance bills were getting paid."
Glazer said a big mistake made by the
condo board was giving Glansen the power to sign checks.
Kristin Glansen allegedly embezzled more than
$200,000 from condo.
Along with a former board president, Glansen signed
each of the checks in question.
Glazer said that now residents must hope not only that they win a
judgment against Glansen, but hope that she hasn't spent all of the
money and they can collect on their alleged losses.
Anyone with information on Glansen's whereabouts should contact the
Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-4411.