‘Just insane,’ homeowner says after HOA employee ‘steals $200,000 over five years to pay for Netflix and Stitch Fix’

A HOMEOWNER’s Association employee has been accused of stealing thousands from the account.

Tonya Selman, 46, allegedly used the funds to pay for various subscriptions including Netflix.

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Tonya Selman, 46, surrendered herself to deputies earlier this monthCredit: WYFF
Selman allegedly stole from

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Selman allegedly stole fromCredit: WYFF

Selman surrendered herself to deputies earlier this month in Anderson County – located 114 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina – reported NBC-affIliate WYFF.

She faces one charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent, valued at $10,000 or more, and has since bonded out of jail.

Detectives met with William Gray, the president of the Overlook Homeowners Association, in January after he noticed money was missing from the association’s account.

Gray noticed the red flag charges when trying to give another employee access to the account, according to deputies.

He described the amount of money missing from the balance as “enormous.”

He said that Selman, who worked for the association for 10 years, had used the funds to buy subscriptions for “everything you could possibly think of.”

That’s when Gray contacted the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

“We were kind of surprised by all of the different charges we were seeing,” Shale Remien, a spokesperson for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, told WYFF.

Documents and bank statements verified the m iscellaneous charges made to the account.

Over five years, Selman stole a total of $209,951.83, deputies revealed.

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That included over 160 transactions from retailers, utility companies, insurance providers, and online clothing subscriptions.

“Companies sometimes to no fault of their own blindly trust employees who have been there for a longer period of time but what we want to say to that is don’t let your guard down,” Remien said.

“So, everything from Netflix to Stitch Fix, which is, if you don’t know, a subscription to a clothing company, Hulu, retailers, utility companies, Duke Energy,” Remien said.

“They trust those employees to take their money and use it appropriately, and clearly, that was not done here,” Remien said.

So, everything from Netflix to Stitch Fix, which is, if you don’t know, a subscription to a clothing company, Hulu, retailers, utility companies, Duke Energy, everything you could possibly think of.”

Shale Remien, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

Brendan Dennison recalled meeting Selman several times over the years while dropping an employee off in the community.

“People like me, like, I get up early in the morning,” said Dennison, who works as a roofer.

“I go to work every day, and half the time, it’s just to make ends meet.

“The fact that she can come somewhere like here and steal just to pay a subscription she doesn’t even need when some of us are working 80 hours a week, 70 hours a week just to provide, it’s just insane.”

Gray said he could not comment on the matter on the advice of his attorneys.

Selman’s attorney did not reply to WYFF’s requests for comment.

Shale Remien, a spokesperson for the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, revealed more about the case

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Shale Remien, a spokesperson for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, revealed more about the caseCredit: WYFF

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