Michael Comer, the treasurer of a homeowners group at a Charlottesville-area gated community, is accused of taking more than $666,000 from the organization’s accounts.
Comer had been missing since July 1, when he failed to show up for a meeting to discuss an audit of the Glenmore Community Association’s finances, reports The Daily Progress. His disappearance prompted a massive search of the wilderness surrounding the Wintergreen Resort, where he owns a home.
The audit later revealed that the money loss was tied to “unauthorized action” by Comer.
Comer turned himself in to authorities this past Monday. He was released on a $50,000 bond after being charged with five counts of embezzlement.