CALIFORNIA – Embezzler pleads no contest: Former Woodlake homeowners’ association manager faces about three years prison

THE DAILY JOURNAL:  Embezzler pleads no contest: Former Woodlake homeowners’ association manager faces about three years prison
By Samantha Weigel
September 28, 2016

The former manager of San Mateo’s Woodlake condominium homeowners’ association accused of stealing $2.8 million could serve more than three years in prison after pleading no contest to embezzlement charges.

Nearly three years after residents were first tipped off that their HOA leader was stealing from them, Susan Marie Lambert pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony embezzlement and felony forgery charges, as well as an enhancement charge that she stole more than $500,000, according to prosecutors.

Lambert and her alleged co-conspirator Michael Anthony Medeiros have been accused of taking an estimated $2.8 million from homeowners at the 990-unit Woodlake condominium complex near Peninsula Avenue and Delaware Street.

On Monday, the cases were separated and, on Tuesday, Lambert, a 65-year-old Fremont resident, pleaded no contest on the condition she receive no more than three years and four months in state prison, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Medeiros is slated to face a jury in February and has been out on $1 million bail. Read more:

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