West Chester Man Gets up to 120 Months for Stealing Over $2.6 Million

William C. Huyler IIIWilliam C. Huyler III (Photo: Chester County District Attorney’s Office)

WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County District Attorney announced today that William C. Huyler III, 42, of West Chester, was sentenced to 40-120 months in state prison for stealing over $2.6 million dollars from client Homeowners Associations (HOAs) of his property management company, as well as WSFS Bank (WSFS). The defendant pled guilty to the WSFS charges before sentencing; he pled guilty to the HOA charges in December 2020.

District Attorney Deb Ryan stated, “The defendant’s callous greed allowed him to indiscriminately steal large sums of money from a number of different institutions. In the process, employees of his company lost their jobs and had their reputations tarnished from the fallout. But beyond the financial loss to the individual victims, he also stole their sense of trust – and sometimes that’s harder to get back.”

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Huyler perpetrated a complicated pyramid scheme with the funds of eight client HOAs that his company, East Hill Property Management (EHPM), contracted for day-to-day management of their facilities.

Huyler hid his $1.4 million embezzlements from the HOAs by altering or forging bank statements and company books. He then forged documents and otherwise misrepresented the financial condition of EHMP as well as his own, to fraudulently secure $1.25 million in Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loans from WSFS.

The defendant received 14 years of probation in addition to the prison sentence. He was ordered to pay restitution to the institutions from whom he stole.

Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft presided over the case. The investigators included Chester County Detectives, Upper Merion Township Police Department, West Norriton Township Police Department, and Glassboro Police Department. Deputy District Attorney Ron Yen and Assistant District Attorney John McCaul were the prosecutors.

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