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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Since your blogger has moved out of Bay Colony Club and readers or former readers have not provided any info for updates, the blog has necessarily been quiet. I'd be happy to publish comments or, if given some information write new articles.
There has been encouragement from some readers ("anonymous" really?) to take down the blog and delete it from the internet. That is not about to happen. There may be, in the future, some residents who want to bring honest, intelligent governance to BCC and who are willing to work to elect an honest Board of Directors. This blog allows folks to research the historical record and see the details of how a conniving group of leeches has enriched themselves and rigged elections. My best wishes go with anyone attempting to clean house at BCC.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
- Theft of cash receipts
- Under-the-table payments, bribes or kickbacks.
- Pay & Return – The employee purposely overpays a vendor. When the vendor returns the overpayment, the employee embezzles the refund.
- Kickbacks – The vendor gives the manager money in return for awarding a contract to the vendor or an inflated check is delivered to the vendor and they split the overpayment.
- Tampering with checks issued (forged signatures, altered dates, adjusted amounts)
- Stealing blank checks or counterfeiting duplicate checks with altered payees
- Creating and paying fictitious vendors
- Shell Company – An employee sets up a shell company (often with a fictitious name) and bills the employer for goods or services it does not receive. The employee converts the payment to his/her benefit.
- Pass-Through Scheme – A shell company (owned by the employee) purchases goods and resells them to the employer at a marked-up price.
- Creating inflated or phony expense vouchers
- Theft of inventory
- Altering purchasing, receiving or shipment records
- Paying non-existent employees
- Lapping – This involves the manipulation of accounts receivable to steal cash. One payment is taken and then other receivables are applied to the account – the process continues so all accounts would appear current.
- Voiding checks – the employee writes a check to a vendor for a certain amount, but records the payment as higher in the books. Then the next check is written for the difference and entered as a void. When the bank statement arrives the checks are destroyed and the account is reconciled as if one payment was made for the higher amount.
- Credit card usage and credit card refunds – using the credit cards for personal expenditures or purchasing and returning items, then using the credit for personal expenditures.
April 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Just another rigged election?
Does our recent election of Board members fall into the same old flim flam? Please see the reprint of old blog articles below. Apathy, indifference and ignorance is what has brought BCC owners to this sorry state. You get the governance you deserve they say and if no one is willing to put a stop to it then shut up, bend over, grab your ankles and think of England.
Easy enough to prove fraud, though a computer would help:
Review ballot return envelopes from that prior election that had random, non-sequential numbers printed on the envelopes.
Make a list containing names and addresses of all who voted in that election.
Review ballot return envelopes from this election.
Make a list containing names and addresses of all who voted in this election
Compare the lists and list all those who voted in this election, but not in the prior election.
Discard "new" voters who purchased since the prior election.
Contact the remaining "new" voters to determine if they actually voted.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
BCC’s 2003 election for members of the Board of Directors (BOD) was obviously fraudulent. Illegal ballots were added to validated ballots and counted in the totals, among other ballot tampering. It was judged so by Election Supervisors Carl Dressel and James Gordon and the Florida DBPR. Please click on “BCC 2003 Election Fraud” in column to left under “Links to Other Condo Related Sites”. (Please note that I strongly disagree with Dressel and Gordon speculations on the possible source of ballot box stuffing.)
Despite requests to then BOD President Sam Slota, nothing was done to correct the fraud or improve election policies and procedures so it wouldn’t happen again. It’s been seven years and nothing has been done. Unless we do something about it as soon as possible we can look forward to a future of fraud and chicanery, most notably at the upcoming BOD elections in February.
Further, why are BCC owners repeatedly electing people to the BOD who voted AGAINST investigating the mysterious disappearance of BCC property? See “BCC 2003 Election Fraud” at left.
BCC’s election procedures are not unlike those of many corrupt third world countries.
As yourself WHY people would lie, cheat and stuff ballot boxes. Perhaps an honest election would be the most significant step towards reducing our maintenance costs.
Support election reform and the appointment of an Election Monitor. Start by adding your name to the petition that will be circulating in BCC.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
2. Search past election records for names, unit numbers and signatures of owners who have not voted for years.
3. Get extra election packages (outer envelope, inner envelope & ballot) for “friends who have lost theirs.”
4. Forge signatures on ballot envelopes (a vague resemblance will do) and check your name.
5. Bring ballots to office (no need for postage or several trips) and stuff them in the box.
*Based on a detailed review of past election records.
It is NOT enough to have an election monitor appointed just before the election. Easily photocopied ballots which are not controlled and freely passed out and a ballot box unobserved and uncontrolled will mean the same undesirables will be with us for ever.
By all means sign the petitions circulating which request an election monitor be assigned.
SIGN THOSE PETITIONS NOW AND SUBMIT THEM SO WE GET THE MONITOR ON BOARD ASAP. WITHOUT A REVIEW AND REVISION OF OUR ELECTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WE ARE GUARANTEED ANOTHER RIGGED ELECTION!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO GET SIGNATURES ON THESE PETITIONS. WE NEED THEM NOW!
E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TO SIGN UP.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
that the ballot return envelopes lacked random, non-sequential control numbers. Why do you think?
The Blog will reveal (once again) how it's done in a coming addition to this article. In the meantime you now have a proper place to comment on our "free and fair" election..
Stay tuned, all will be exposed!
Friday, January 17, 2014
Friday, December 20, 2013
I am providing this post for any public-spirited attendee who would care to report on the action and/or comment on it.
Let's keep the snow birds, the shut-ins and the indolent updated!
AND.... please keep comments focused on what happened at the BOD meeting.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
new gimmick to extract more $ for their overpriced cable service?
Isn't it time our Board got tough with these robber barons?
The cable company has a captive audience of 640 households for their internet, phone and telephone services and we are paying top dollar, with escalator clauses.
AND NO, WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER "CONSULTANT"!
Might it be possible that some present and maybe former Board members are getting premium cable and internet services without charge? Nahh, couldn't be right?
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Sold 2 BR YTD: 14 LP/SP* Days on Market
High $231,000 97% 120
Median $193,000 93% 79
Total # 1 BR for sale: 6
Sold 1 BR YTD: 6 LP/SP* Days on Market
Low $110,000 76% 5
Median $127,500 93% 38