|Mark Carson, 58, and his wife Lee Ann,
57, both of Apopka, each face 25 counts of grand theft and one
of money laundering.
The case started in December 2011 when a newly-appointed
president of the Black Bear Reserve Homeowner Association
complained to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that
money was being sent electronically to companies called
Chalcopyrite Investments and Rapid Retrieval Inc.
The money came from homeowner dues and from water bills paid by
residents of Black Bear's three communities, Upson Downs,
Villages and the Lakes.
Carson is being held in the Marion County Jail and his wife is
in the Orange County Jail, each under $125,000 bond.
58, and his wife Lee Ann, 57, both of Apopka, each face 25 counts of
grand theft and one of money laundering.