https://www.calhomelaw.org/PDF/Barna Pleads Guilty May 30_13.pdf
From Marjorie Murray at the Center for California Homeowner Association Law comes yet another isolated instance of massive embezzlement in the community association industry:
"SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Chris Barna, 35, of Manteca, pleaded guilty today to one count of
bank fraud for his role in embezzling more than $950,000 from his employer M & C Association
Management Services Inc., United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant
United States Attorneys S. Robert Tice-Raskin and Kevin Khasigian are prosecuting the case.
According to court documents, Barna was the controller for M & C, a company that provides
community association management and developer services to numerous community
associations in in Northern California. From April 2007 through May 2011, Barna
misappropriated approximately 300 checks payable to M & C from third parties, 40 checks
payable to third parties from M & C as well as two checks payable to the parent company of
M & C. Barna forged the endorsements on the checks or wrote “deposit only.” He had the checks
deposited into various bank accounts he controlled at Wells Fargo Bank. Barna then manipulated
financial accounting records at M & C as part of an effort to conceal the fraud."