Monday, December 10, 2012

Patterson Irrigator - Homeowners group controller charged with embezzling nearly 1 M

Patterson Irrigator - Homeowners group controller charged with embezzling nearly 1 M: As controller for M & C, which provided association management and developer services to community associations in Northern California, Barna was responsible for the company’s account and collections departments, prosecutors said.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman released Barna on a $200,000 bond during his initial appearance Nov. 28 and ordered him to appear for a status conference Jan. 14 before Senior U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb.

M & C officials said they immediately terminated Barna’s employment when they learned in June 2011 that he had taken a large sum of money from the company, including funds from the Diablo Grande homeowners association and a handful of other homeowners groups.

Carol Piering, spokeswoman for Associa, said this week that M & C has conducted both internal and external audits since Barna was dismissed

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Of course, another isolated incident, right? Did he take any homes, via foreclosure, or try to assess to cover up his alleged "activities"?
The only good part of this crime is that if the charges are factual and accurate, at least someone listened, investigated and the perpetrator will be held accountable. How many of these similar, or worse crimes in HOA's, etc..are going without investigation? Too many in law enforcement, legislators and investigative agencies, prosecutors maybe in denial, or it is their "friends", or whatever excuse comes to mind at the time.
"abusive," HOA, COA, POA, (CID) crimes and foreclosures of innocent and unsuspectingly vulnerable people, families, in America, are not just atrocities, but a public health crisis as well.