Woman accused of stealing thousands from HOA


Article Courtesy of The St. Augustine Record

By Sheldon Gardner

Published July 7, 2012


A former St. Augustine woman was arrested this week on a charge that she embezzled more than $20,000 over the course of a year from a St. Augustine condo association, according to documents from the State Attorney’s Office and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.


June Elizabeth Supko, 57, is accused of embezzling money from the Captain’s Quarters Condominium Association between January 2010 and July 2011. She was arrested on Monday on a second-degree felony charge of fraud and released on $10,000 bond.


Supko is accused of taking more than $26,000 from the bank accounts of the condominium association, located on Dondanville Road in St. Augustine, while she was property manager, according to the offense report.


“This was done by issuing unauthorized overtime checks and ‘unbacked’ petty cash withdrawals (i.e. petty cash withdrawals without receipts for which the withdrawal was made), which the defendant made while conducting normal day-today business,” according to the arrest warrant affidavit. “The discrepancies in the payroll and petty cash funds were not noticed for several months, due [to] the defendant’s refusal to allow the Association President access to the organization’s bank records.”


Martha Rendall, listed in the offense report as the president of the Captain’s Quarters Condominium Association, reported in August to the Sheriff’s Office that she believed an employee was 

June Elizabeth Supko,

embezzling money from the association, according to the arrest report.


Rendall told a deputy that she tried to get passwords to association computer files that had been locked, but Supko would not give them to her.


She said Supko was the community association manager at the time.


Rendall said she fired Supko in July 2011, according to the report, and hired someone to unlock the files as well as hired a forensic accountant to review the association’s finances. Rendall said the accountant “found multiple discrepancies in the account that showed unauthorized payments made from the HOA account to June Supko,” according to the report.


Rendall handed the deputy two sheets of paper, one labeled “file copy” and the other labeled “bank.”


The bank sheet listed three withdrawals totaling $2,000. Those withdrawals were not listed in office records but showed up in the bank statement, Rendall said. That was just for February 2011.


Rendall said she believed “J. Supko was taking money out of the account an[d] then altering the bank statements so it would not reflect the deductions,” the report said.


On the arrest report and warrant, Supko was listed as living in St. Augustine. However, Sheriff’s Office booking information for Supko listed an address in South Bend, Ind.


Supko is scheduled for an arraignment at the St. Johns County courthouse on July 30.