Dozens of Lowcountry homeowners associations sue property manager | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WCIV: "CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — "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."
The manager says she "made some terrible mistakes in an effort to stay afloat and it has caught up with me." The temptation to do these things has proven too great for many managers and officers, who have helped themselves to association funds in one way or another. With owners often not paying much attention, and little if any government oversight, it is easy to see why this happens to often.