Mesa HOA out of control? Homeowners accuse board of misspending funds
And when they starting asking questions about this, they discovered some interesting expenditures:
“I mean, they bought laundry detergent and almonds and vodka and baby wipes and, just about every time, they bought air fresheners!” Daurio said.
All of these purchases were reimbursed – with HOA money – to board President Michael Cassady. And Daurio said she could find none of these items were used by the HOA for the benefit of the condominiums.
“We found out that the president turned in receipts for items that he purchased in New Jersey!” Daurio said.
That’s not to mention the restaurant receipts.
Daurio and her fellow homeowners listed out the restaurant expenses. “Old Chicago’s for $79, P.F. Chang’s for $100, On the Border, $85, O’Sullivan’s, $73, Old Chicago’s $116,” she read from the list.
Records obtained by the homeowners show Cassady was reimbursed for these and other meals with HOA funds and listed many meals as “HOA meetings” on invoices.
“One of the biggest things was we saw $640 to the Salt Cellar for the annual meeting, and there’s three board members,” Daurio said.
One receipt Daurio found even included $121 for alcohol.