Former Connecticut lawyer Elizabeth Zembko, 48, achieved notoriety a few years ago when she was convicted of stealing half a million dollars from her former law firm and elderly clients to pay for shopping sprees. It appears that the shopping bug is not quite out of her system. After serving 15 months, she was re-arrested for shoplifting and burglary in two different incidents.
On May 4, Zembko allegedly stole a $1,395 Michael Kors handbag from Nordstrom store. Police say that they found two other items in her car that were also shoplifted.
She was arrested again in Mid-May after being accused of third-degree burglary and fifth-degree larceny. Because Zembko has asked friend for any extra money and jewelry that she did not need, the friend was immediately suspicious when $300 went missing from her handbag. A house painter witnessed Zembko coming out of the garage counting the money.
Even before these arrests, Zembko was in violation of her probation for failure to pay her law firm restitution.
She is only the latest in a spree of attorneys caught using the five-fingered discount, here.