Palmer woman indicted for allegedly defrauding homeowners’ association
09 June 2017
PALMER — A Palmer grand jury handed down a seven-count indictment
Wednesday against a 63-year old Palmer woman who allegedly defrauded
the Mountain View Homeowners’ Association out of almost $29,000.
According to the Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s Financial Crimes Unit
and charging documents, Kimberly Kirby had written herself almost
$29,000 in unauthorized checks over a 7 1/2 year period. Police state
between April 1, 2007, and Dec. 3, 2015, Kirby had authorized checks
tallying almost $37,000. Based on authorized stipends and reimbursement
for supplies, $28,750.71 was not authorized, police say.
Kirby was indicted on two counts of scheme to defraud, two counts of
falsifying business records, and three counts of second-degree theft.
The first two counts are Class B felonies, the remainder Class C. Count
I alleges that between April 30, 2009, and Aug. 16, 2011, Kirby
defrauded one or more persons of $10,000 or more. Count II stipulates
that between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014, she defrauded five or
The third count alleges Kirby omitted to make true business entries
between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014. Between April 30, 2009, and
Dec. 31, 2011, she committed theft of more than $500 but less than
$25,000. Documents also allege that April 26-Dec. 31, 2012, she
committed theft of $500 or more and that between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec.
31, 2014, she committed theft of at least $750.
the loss of money was one factor that led the association to double its yearly fees
According to reports, the financial crimes unit began an investigation
into thefts from the association on April 11, 2017. Police said the
loss of money was one factor that led the association to double its
yearly fees for all of its 50 members. Police stated the investigation
further revealed that Kirby had repaid approximately $24,000 to the
association prior to this investigation.
On Thursday, the Palmer court issued a summons for Kirby. Friday morning, the case was moved to Anchorage.