A Florida woman has been arrested on charges relating to theft from a local homeowner’s association where she was employed.
In March, 2022, HOA board members filed a report with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office after finding irregularities in their finances.
Investigators say board members suspected that the manager of the HOA, Lucinda Carey, 42, was taking money from the HOA.
Through an investigation, it was determined Carey was using credit cards and debit cards belonging to the HOA for personal purchases including residential furniture and a family cruise.
Carey would then make fraudulent invoices to various companies, attempting to conceal the personal purchases. Carey took funds from the HOA totaling more than $34,000.00.
Carey, 42, was booked into the Bay County Jail, charged with Ongoing Scheme To Defraud, and later released on bond.