(10-12) 17:42 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — A former employee of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic has been charged with embezzling $29,000 in tenant rent money from the San Francisco nonprofit, police said Wednesday.
James Eugene Holland, 41, of San Francisco was fired from the nonprofit two years ago following allegations of theft, said Randy Shaw, the organization’s executive director. Holland was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with grand theft, embezzlement from an employer and forgery, police said. He is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail.
The clinic operates the city’s largest housing program for homeless adults. Holland collected rent payments from the low-income tenants, many disabled or elderly, and allegedly deposited the money into his personal account, police said.
In one case, Holland placed a tenant in clinic-managed housing without telling the nonprofit and had the rent money sent to his post office box, police said.
The allegations did not involve any properties connected to the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s city contracts for housing, Shaw said.
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The only building that Tenderloin Housing Clinic has that does not involve city contracts is The Galvin Apartments at 785 Brannan. Mr Holland wasn’t just an employee, he was the Director of Property Management for Tenderloin Housing Clinic, one of the senior jobs
from a James Holland court deposition Febuary 13, 2009
Q. All right. What position were you in in May
17 of 2008?
18 A. Director of property management.
This is a video of James Holland outside THC headquarters 2 years ago during a protest against Randy Shaw. Holland was fired shortly after this video was made
Holland was also in court as Senior Housing Manager in depositions in a violent drug case that did involve the use of city funds
This comment in the Chronicle pretty much mirrors what Holland himself says in the deposition. James Holland actually started out as assistant manager at the very same Seneca Hotel in 2003
6:53 PM on October 12, 2011
THC runs brothels and SRO’s in the TL and Mission. The run the Seneca Hotel on 6th which is supposed to be “supported housing” but it’s one of the filthiest, dangerous, horrible places that you will ever see. They have phony baloney programs like ‘harm reduction’ that enable them to turn a blind eye to what’s going on in their hotels. The city turns a blind eye because at least these people are somewhat housed and don’t have to dealt with on the street.
But on the subject of the individual that stole; the whole organization is a ripoff.
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and another comment from another ex-employee
8:57 PM on October 12, 2011
Tenderloin Housing Clinic is a corrupt organization. Like someone else said, they turn a blind eye to most things that happen on their property. Most of the employees were hooked up with jobs because they knew someone on the inside. The tenant services coordinator positions always go to ghetto black women who do nothing but sit on their a*s while work piles up on their desk. I’ve seen first hand at how horrible this organization is so I’m not even surprised about this ex employee.
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