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Tallahassee Woman Embezzles From Non-Profit

A Tallahassee woman has been charged with grand theft from a local non profit housing community.

Tallahassee Police said for nearly a year Latangee Hart the former property manager at the Maryland Oaks Mobile Home Park, stole 11 thousand 4 hundred and forty dollars.  Jenny Anderson, a resident of the housing community, called the news devastating.

“For you to steal from people who take everything pretty much what they got to pay, to put a roof over their kids heads, you’re low, you’re low, and you don’t deserve to even be around here,” Anderson said.

Allegedly, Hart would neither deposit tenants’ checks in to the company’s accounts or credit the tenant’s for their rent.   Accounting discrepancies were noticed by the company in early August, after a tenant insisted he was up to date with his payments.  An investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department led to charges and an arrest warrant for Hart.  She turned herself in to police and was released on bond.