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Ok, at this point, if you aren't local, then your only real recourse is to get a local attorney involved if you don't have anyone else who can go to their office personally to find out what is going on.
If you hired an attorney they can then either personally visit the property manager to find out the story or send them a letter threatening to sue them civilly and pursue criminal charges if they have taken your money improperly.
I would also see if I could contact the tenant directly and let them know not to pay the rent to the property management company any longer because they are not forwarding it to you and to send it directly to you. I would send that letter, or have the attorney do it, certified mail and regular mail so you have proof of sending it to the tenant.
You might have a situation where the property manager is pocketing your rent money for their own use and trying to ignore you as long as they can get away with it. So acting quickly and decisively is your best option to put an end to this.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
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