It's All Adding Up
Leopards Don't Change Their Spots
Edgewaterisle.com has verified that that former board member Kelly McGuirk has 7 criminal convictions, including 3 felonies. Meeting minutes show that McGuirk was appointed to the Edgewater Isle North board of directors in October 2001, mere months after completing three years of probation for a probation violation for a theft conviction.
San Mateo County's Web Site
From 1986 - 2010, the San Mateo County Court's web site lists the following criminal cases for McGuirk:
And 1 more felony with a misspelled last name. (These two cases were consolidated as one file.)
What Are the Convictions For?
Theft. Multiple counts of theft. Safeway is a favorite target, and she appeared to be well known at one particular Safeway.
Let's take a closer look at these convictions:
- 1986: Convicted of misdemeanor theft.
- 1993: Convicted of misdemeanor theft. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and 2 years probation
- 1995: Convicted of misdemeanor theft from Safeway. Sentenced to 20 days in county jail
- 1996: Convicted of felony theft, again from Safeway. Sentenced to 2 years probation and 40 days in jail. And a probation violation which extended probation for 2 additional years.
- 1997: Arrested for felony theft at Safeway. Again. This time, complete with a mention in the Foster City Progress newspaper. Held in custody until $10,000 bail was posted. Sentenced to 6 months and 25 days in county jail, 6 months allowed as house arrest with electronic monitoring. Misdemeanor conviction.
- 2008: Convicted of felony theft, yet again from Safeway. This time, the Court ordered her to stay away from Safeway.
- 2009: Convicted of felony theft for stealing for stealing 2 cartons of cigarettes from Costco. Defendant pleaded guilty on December 13, 2010 to the felony charge.
McGuirk said that she has a problem with shoplifting that she cannot control.
News of these criminal convictions sheds new meaning on her past behavior:
- McGuirk attempted to impersonate another homeowner to obtain court documents.
- McGuirk obtained landscaping after it was expressly denied by the Board, as reflected in meeting minutes. McGuirk also signed the check for this expense.
- McGuirk expensed personal expenses to the association as "office expenses" at least once.
- McGuirk ran an advertisement for her now-husband's business in the newsletter for over 7 years, all the while saying there is no affiliation.
Will The Boards Investigate?
Who knows. Is anyone else disturbed that a board member who had access to checking accounts and homeowners' personal information is a repeatedly-convicted thief? The Edgewater Isle boards of directors have a fiduciary duty to homeowners to investigate their checking accounts in light of this information. One board of directors already knowingly let her landscape fraud slip by. That's you, Sherry Mallett.