a.m., Angel Ramos, 77, dressed in a yellow Polo sweater, walked into
Broward County's main jail in Fort Lauderdale. Ramos, who worked as
a building maintenance engineer, is charged by Hallandale Beach
police with felony organized fraud at the Parker Plaza Estates.
Ramos was out of town when his warrant was
issued, so he turned himself in Monday after returning from a
holiday, police said.
So far, a contractor, former condo manager and
former condo board president were arrested in the case.
Police say this is how the scheme worked: A
board member would work with two condo association employees to
create overestimates for work that needed to be done at the condo. A
property manager would make recommendations for the work. A
contractor would collect the money, cash the checks and give some
Police say at least $1.4 million was kicked
back over several years.