CALIFORNIA – Convicted HOA embezzler released from jail
San Mateo – The former manager of the Woodlake Homeowners Association who was convicted of embezzling nearly $2.8 million from the San Mateo property owners group will be released from jail while she awaits sentencing.
Susan Marie Lambert, 65, appeared in court Thursday asking for her $1 million bail to be reduced. After her defense attorney argued she had been a model inmate since entering custody in 2015, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Lee ignored prosecutors’ objections and released Lambert on her own supervised recognizance, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Lambert pleaded no contest to working with Michael Anthony Medeiros to embezzle millions of dollars from the massive condominium association between 2007 and 2013. Lambert was the manager of the HOA when she issued nearly 150 false invoices for property improvement work that was never done. Medeiros, who owns a painting company, would cash checks and split the money with Lambert, according to prosecutors. Read more: