PD: Woman charged for allegedly embezzling over $10,000 from Gilbert HOA

Posted at 6:52 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 21:52:22-04

GILBERT, AZ — A Gilbert woman has been charged for allegedly taking cash funds from a Home Owner's Association (HOA) and running up about $2,200 in debit card charges, according to court documents.

Maricopa County Superior Court documents filed this week show that Aimee Risher Lentz, 47, has been charged with theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Representatives from the Power Ranch Home Owner's Association contacted Gilbert police accusing Lentz, a former employee, of embezzling over $10,000 in HOA funds.

An audit of the HOA's finances reportedly showed several unexplained debit card charges totaling $2,190. The charges allegedly included nearly $700 for a hotel room outside San Diego, California under Lentz' name.

The audit also reportedly showed over $1,000 in fraudulent charges to Sprint and 16 Uber charges.

Authorities also allege Lentz took nearly $8,000 from HOA residents who paid their monthly dues in cash.