Eastham woman pleads guilty, sentenced to 2-3 years in state prison for stealing 1.8 million from Ptown timeshare

From the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office: An Eastham woman has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with embezzling more than $1.8 million from the Harbor Hill timeshare resort in Provincetown, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Donna Zoppi, age 63, of Eastham, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of Larceny Over $250. Judge Thomas Perrino sentenced her to two to three years in state prison.

The AG’s Office alleged that between 2008 and 2015, Zoppi, who was the office manager at Harbor Hill, embezzled more than $1.8 million by writing herself checks from the Harbor Hill account, using the Harbor Hill debit card for personal expenditures, making ATM withdrawals from the Harbor Hill account, and wiring money directly from the Harbor Hill account to her personal account.

During the same timeframe, Zoppi took lavish vacations, purchased a horse for her stepdaughter, bought club level seats at Gillette Stadium, and attended the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

As a result of Zoppi’s actions, Harbor Hill declared bankruptcy in 2016.

The AG’s office began an investigation into Zoppi after receiving calls through the office’s consumer hotline.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Joshua Pakstis and Dan Jimenez, of AG Healey’s White Collar and Public Integrity Division, with assistance from Investigator Sallyann Nelligan, Director of the AG’s Financial Investigations Division, Victim Witness Advocate Amber Anderson and State Police assigned to the AG’s Office.

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