|Century Village condo board president charged with stealing $33,000 from association|
Article Courtesy of The Palm Beach Post
By Eliot Kleinberg
Published November 11, 2010
For most of the seven years she was president of a Century Village condo board, Rosemary Leslie Darrigan systematically bled more than $33,000 from its accounts to feed her gambling addiction, authorities say.
Darrigan, 71, arrested Monday morning, now is charged with larceny of between $20,000 and $100,000.
Cobus took that to the board, which booted Darrigan and made Cobus president, the report said.
Once Darrigan handed over the books, Cobus learned two association bank accounts had been closed because of overdrafts.
An audit revealed that, since 2005, Darrigan had been signing association management firm checks over to herself and putting the money in her personal account.
She then used them to pay utility bills and her credit card, buy groceries, and cover debit purchases and cash withdrawals, the report said.
The total: $33,673.25.
This morning, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Krista Marx ordered Darrigan released on her own recognizance.
Neither Darrigan nor Corbus could be reached today for comment.