I get we all want to see Tom Brady in action in a Bucs uniform, but not like this! It’s reported that a Tarpon Springs woman is accused of scamming three HOA’s for the whopping amount of almost $230,000 and spent the money on Bucs tickets. The alleged scammer, Jamie Fonville, was arrested on Friday, June 24 and charged with three counts of Felony Scheme to Defraud. Fonville was an account manager who issued checks on behalf of 58 different HOA’s for her employer First Choice Management.
Authorities caught suspicion of Fonville’s crimes in February when a bank who oversees the HOA management company noticed fraudulent activity. It became clear during their investigation that Fonville had possessed checks with three different HOA’s account information on them, and deposited the checks to her personal bank account. Pinellas County authorities stated that Fonville had used the many to pay for daily living expenses, credit card bills, and Buccaneers tickets. With the increase in Buccaneers ticket prices, she may have only been able to buy tickets to a couple games!
Although the names of the affected HOA’s were not released, authorities stated that “The total financial loss amongst all reported victims is estimated to be $228,300.83.” Investigators suspect that there could be more victims.
Fonville was released from Pinellas County Jail on a $500 bond after being arrested on Friday.