Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Economic Crimes Unit
Stephanie Lopez (Suspect – Arrested)
Address: 206 Countryside Key Boulevard, Oldsmar
Charges: One count of Scheme to Defraud and one count of Grand Theft
PINELLAS COUNTY – Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit have arrested 56-year-old Stephanie Lopez, former Mediterranean Manor homeowners association manager, for Scheme to Defraud and Grand Theft.
Detectives began their investigation in May 2023 after receiving reports from Lopez’s employer, Harbeck Hospitality, the management company for Mediterranean Manor, that Lopez was embezzling money from the homeowners association.
Through their investigation, detectives learned Lopez would utilize Mediterranean Manor’s homeowners association funds to pay her bills, including her mortgage, purchasing new windows for her residence, insurance, cable bills, and Amazon purchases. Lopez secretly misappropriated $24,664.88 in Mediterranean Manor’s homeowners association funds.
On February 7, 2024, detectives arrested Lopez and charged her with one count of Scheme to Defraud and one count of Grand Theft. Lopez was transported to the Pinellas County Jail.
The investigation continues.
Below is Lopez's booking photo.
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