How a psycopath wrecked our business and created havoc for 300 people
My husband is a property developer and also created a property management company for 9 residential sites in South West England (Cornwall).
We had known this woman for several years and he decided after reading her CV that she would be suitable to manage the management business. She always appeared to be completely in control and could be domineering. She insisted on looking after our dog when we were abroad and became more like a family friend.
Over the years the business became more and more in debt and after working for 7 years, she resigned suddenly and on her departure we discovered that almost everything had been a lie. It was almost as if she wanted to destroy the business.
Rents had been paid to property owners over 3 years without there being tenants in the properties. Tenancy agreements with 'Mencap', a charity, for office space, had forged signatures.
She informed residents that she had a disabled son… there was no child, sinking funds are missing and so on. It's endless...
All in all she has caused devastation and we have been left to deal with over 300 angry residents who believed her every lie.
We are left thinking, why didn't we see it? Why didn't we challenge her more often?
It has cost staff their jobs as there is now no money to pay the wages. We have put all this in a report to the police and we await an outcome.