Courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 7, 2019
A Chester County man facing trial for allegedly embezzling
money from multiple homeowners associations in South Jersey and Southeastern
Pennsylvania has been arrested again, accused of running the same scheme at
William Huyler III, 41, was arrested late Wednesday and charged with theft,
forgery, and related offenses. He was released on $250,000 unsecured bail, and
waived his preliminary hearing. Huyler was expected to go to trial Tuesday in
West Chester on his previous charges, but that case was continued because of his
Huyler now is accused of stealing more than $1.5 million from multiple
condominium associations in the region, according to Chester County District
Attorney Deborah Ryan.
“Our office will continue to investigate any allegations of theft and unlawful
activities until we are satisfied that we have uncovered any potential victims,"
Ryan said. "The defendant betrayed the trust of these victims for his financial
advantage and must be held accountable.”
Huyler’s attorney, Lee Ciccarelli, did not immediately return a request for
comment Thursday. Previously, Ciccarelli said Huyler was taking the allegations
Investigators said Huyler was contracted by homeowners associations in Exton,
Marlton, and Glassboro, and Kent County, Del., to manage their business accounts
between January 2017 and January 2018. Over the course of that year, Huyler used
“multiple methods of deception” to steal more than $240,000, Ryan said.
He did so by laundering money through different bank accounts, and forging
checks and other financial documents, according to investigators.
In October, Huyler was charged with "co-mingling” money from condominium
associations in Marlton and East Goshen Township with bank accounts for his
business, East Hill Property Management, court records show.
Part of his alleged scheme involved shuffling money among bank accounts to help
cover the withdrawals. That involved funds belonging to the Crooked Lane
Crossing Condominium Association in Upper Merion. Those cases, originally filed
in Montgomery County in June, have been consolidated in Chester County and will
be prosecuted by Ryan’s office.