Woman accused of embezzling from Habitat neighborhood on Johns Island

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- The newly elected president of the homeowners association in a Johns Island Habitat for Humanity subdivision was accused of embezzling more than $5,000 from the association.

According to a Charleston City police report, officers were called in March to the Brownswood Place subdivision after two other members of the HOA determined the president had been withdrawing money from the group for personal use.

The report states there were charges ranging from $7.75 at Wendy's in Goose Creek to a $2,500 counter withdrawal. The withdrawals happened between Dec. 31 and March 1.

Officials with the HOA told police the president opened a debit card and seized the HOA's checkbook after her election.

The treasurer for the HOA told police the accounts were subsequently frozen and closed.

In all, $5,234.22 was taken from the HOA, the report states.

Police arrested Leslie McLemore and charged her with embezzlement. She is scheduled to go through bond court at 2 p.m. Tuesday.