Breach of trust charge dropped against HOA president

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Prosecutors dropped a breach of trust charge against the president of a Johns Island homeowners association, according to a court document filed on April 28, 2014.

Authorities had originally charged Leslie Epps-McLemore of Johns Island after the vice president and treasurer of a homeowners association at a Johns Island Habitat for Humanity subdivision told police in August, 2013 she had been withdrawing funds from the account for personal use.

The members had shown police a bank statement showing various transactions dating back to December, 2012 through March, 2013, indicating withdrawals ranging from $7.75 at a restaurant in Goose Creek to a counter withdrawal in the amount of $2,500. The transactions totaled $5,234.22, according to police.

The members told police Epps-McLemore had not responded to HOA leadership's requests for information on the finances of the association.

Ninth Circuit Court Deputy Public Defender Rhett Dunaway confirmed in May, 2014 the charge had been dismissed.

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