Former Property Manager Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $1.5 Million from Chinatown Buildings

Press Release

On December 3, 2013, Kee Lin, a former property manager for two buildings in Chinatown, was sentenced to 1-to-3 years in jail after the defendant pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Frist Degree for writing unauthorized checks for more than $1.5 million and creating false bank statements to mask the fraud. As admitted in his guilty plea and according to court documents, between November 2006 and August 2009, Lin stole more than $1.5 million from the accounts of two buildings he managed at 11 East Broadway and 128 Mott Street. In his capacity as property manager, Lin had limited access to the checking accounts of both buildings, and wrote unauthorized checks payable to cash and his own company, AIP Realty Services, Inc. To conceal the ongoing theft, LIN created false bank statements which he would then submit to the buildings’ board members. The theft was discovered when a board member found a discrepancy between the forged bank statements LIN submitted, and the actual bank statements.