A former treasurer of a Dover Township homeowners association stole more than $60,000 from the association, police said.
David Russell Nero, 41, of 3092 Jodi Lane in the Ashley Farms development, is charged with the felonies of theft, forgery and receiving stolen property, and the misdemeanors of tampering with records and bad checks.
Nero was arrested Friday at his home by Northern York County Regional Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force.
He remains in York County Prison on $5,000 bail and a probation violation.
The violation stems from a 2008 York County case in which Nero pleaded guilty to felony theft by deception. Incurring new charges is a violation of probation conditions.
Charging documents in his new case allege Nero stole $60,624.99 from the Ashley Farms Property Owners Association between Jan. 7, 2010, and Oct. 16 while he was treasurer of the organization.
Checks, CD: During that time, Nero wrote himself 76 checks from the association's checking account and also cashed out a $30,000 certificate of deposit the association had previously obtained, according to police.
Charging documents allege that when confronted by a fellow member of the homeowners association, Nero said he had stolen the money to cover a balloon payment on his home mortgage.
Association checks require two signatures, but Nero got around that by signing the checks himself, then forging the signature of the association president, documents allege.
Phone bill: He also used association checks to pay his phone bill, according to police.
After completely draining the association checking account, Nero used $1,478 worth of incoming checks to repay Fulton Bank money owned for fees, costs and bounced checks, documents state.
He provided false treasurer reports to the Ashley Farms Property Owners Association to cover up his thefts, police allege.
Reached at home, Nero's wife said the family is not commenting at this point.
Anyone with information related to the theft investigation is asked to call police at 292-3647, or leave a tip online at nycrpd.org.
-- Reach Elizabeth Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-5429 or twitter.com/ydcrimetime.