local homeowners association is missing $90,000 and Escambia County
deputies say their treasurer stole it.
The Lillian Woods Association in
Pensacola is now juggling their money to pay off their debt.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office says, since 2007 the
Lillian Woods Homeowners Association's treasurer has
embezzled around $90,000. The HOA is now in debt for around
Deputies say, over the last five years, Hedi Dyer wrote
checks from the association's three accounts to herself, her
husband, and her business, quality transcriptions.
In June of 2012, Regions Bank became suspicious eventually freezing the
"We're a quiet little community here and for that to happen is just
disgraceful. It's just that no one has honor anymore," said Barbara
During an interview with deputies, Dyer admitted paying some of her
company's employees at least twice with the HOA money.
HOA president Kevin Redmond says the community is
now $6,000 in debt.
"We're making do right now. Some of the homeowners in
the subdivision are taking care of some of the maintenance
areas and stuff like that and I've talked to the people
that we owe money to and they're okay waiting for the
December, January time frame to repay them," said
Redmond says dues for 2013 will be turned in soon and new
measures will be put in place to protect the homeowners'
"We're going to put steps in this time, have a
counter checking. Have two people's signatures and depending if we get court
restitution we might even hire a CAM one of those community management
associations," Redmond said.
Dyer is being charged with larceny and fraud. Her bond was set at
$12,500.Treasurer steals $90,000 from local homeowners association.