Good morning Lisa,
I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I have been a CA licensed attorney for more than 3 decades.
Fortunately, if that really occurred as you say, then your worker committed the crime of fraud and because you did not hire the worker to collect rents or rent out units, then you as the owner of the home and apartments have no liability for the crime committed by the worker.
You will want to contact the police if the victim or their attorney has not already done so, and inform the police of the alleged crime so that they can investigate and this may well get the attorney off of your backs. But no, if you didn't authorize the worker to rent units or take rents, then you will not have any liability for the worker's crime, or the money owed the victim.
You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.
Please know that I answer your questions in good faith, providing you with the information that you ask for, and I do that with the expectation that you would act likewise, and rate my service to you. Rating me costs you nothing as you have already paid the deposit for my help. All rating does is ensure that I am paid for my time in working with you. So, please do be sure to rate my service to you. Thank you in advance for your positive rating.
I wish you and yours the best in 2016,