Former QA Gardens manager facing new theft charge

Torrio Manning, the former resident manager of the Queen Anne Gardens Apartments, has been accused of a second theft from residents of the Low Income Housing Institute building.

LIHI program coordinator Lisa Zahn called police Feb. 26 about Manning's alleged theft of rent money on Feb. 6. Manning, according to the police report, took one of the building's tenants to the Queen Anne Bartell to help her get a $350 money order for rent.

However, the woman told police, he told her "in a forceful manner" to leave the payee line blank. She was afraid of Manning and complied, according to the police report.

Manning has criminal files, the report notes, with both the state and the FBI, the latter of which lists people who have had a previous felony conviction, police say.

And an Internet search of Washington state court-case records reveals that a man named variously as Torrio Manning, Torrio R. Manning and Torrio Rashad Manning has a record of 13 legal actions that stretch between 1993 and 2006.

They include, among others, three paternity cases in which Manning is listed as a "judgment debtor," five criminal traffic cases and a civil case for "UNLAW DETAIN," according to the court records

Manning, who was fired last month, has disappeared, leaving his belongings behind in the manager's apartment, Zahn told police.

She also said the latest alleged theft isn't the only one LIHI is looking into, according to the report.

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