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APARTMENT MANAGER STEALS MONEY FROM ELDERLY TENANT

Date: Aug. 1, 2017                                                             PIO Number: 17-8-1 
 
 
A man responsible for collecting tenants’ rent stole $4,000 from an elderly resident over several months.  Broward Sheriff’s Office Dania Beach detectives believe Derek Ragoonath may have weaseled money from other trusting victims.
 
As the manager of Hollywood Parks North apartments, 2851 Griffin Road, Ragoonath had collected checks from the 84-year-old victim on numerous occasions. However, on March 1, the victim signed a blank check for her $1,125 rent and asked Ragoonath to fill out the rest. Instead, he wrote a check for $2,000, made it out to “cash” and pocketed $875. He stole from the vulnerable victim three more times taking $875 from her in May and $1,125 from her in both June and July.
 
Anyone who believes they’ve been victimized by Ragoonath is asked to contact BSO Detective German Bickbau at 954-926-2400. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
 
 
THIS REPORT BY: Joy Oglesby/PIO

Posted At: 08/01/2017 02:11 PM

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