Article Courtesy of The Tampa
By NEIL JOHNSON
Published August 12, 2008
The former property manager of a St.
Petersburg condominium complex turned himself in to police today to face
charges that include transferring $250,000 to his account and using it as
a down payment for a $2.6 million home in Tampa.
The St. Petersburg Police Department said
that in December, Kevin Thomas Hoggarth, 41, told the treasurer of the
Bayfront Towers Condominium Association to transfer $250,000 into an
account to pay a contractor for repairs.
Hoggarth, of Northport, was property
manager for the downtown St. Petersburg condominium association.
Instead, police said, he transferred the
money to himself and used it as a down payment for the home.
He was charged with first-degree grand
theft, police said.
Hogarth also faces a charge of dealing in
stolen property. Police said he pawned a laptop computer owned by the
association on June 19.
On June 20 and 23, Hoggarth wrote checks to
himself from the association account, one for $1,005 and one for $893.66,
police said. He is charged with two counts of forgery.
turned himself in to police at 2 p.m. today and was taken to Pinellas
County Jail, police said.