Until 2007, investment manager Andrew Oberwager and his girlfriend Karolina Stefansi were a happy, highly educated couple in love. Oberwager was a PM at Columbus Circle Partners, who had earned the right to not only put the letters C, F, and A after his signature, but M and D as well, having graduated from Harvard Med school before getting into investing. Stefanski, left, was a former Playboy model from Germany, who had earned her journalism degree from Suffolk University (the $33,000 tuition for which Obes covered). Thing were good. Then MDCFA maybe supposedly started an affair with a chick from Texas he met online, a relationship Stefanski was not cool with even though it probably meant nothing to Oberwags (i.e. he didn't put her through vet school) and she took it to mean that upon breaking up, she was entitled to write herself a check from his account for $80,000.
Stefanski...contends the blank check was for her personal use. She wrote it out for $80,000 when she decided to return to Germany....Attorney Kurosh Marjani is arguing, however, that Stefanski had no authority to write out a blank check for $80,000. The blank check was meant to pay for household expenses, Oberwager testified Tuesday
Also? He wants the $33,00 back, too. Plus interest.
What's more, Oberwager testified, Stefanski failed to repay him for the nearly $33,000 in college tuition he paid Suffolk University in Boston so she could get a journalism degree. Both of them drew up a contract on his personal computer, agreeing that Stefanski would pay back the tuition as a loan with interest.
"She said she didn't want charity," Oberwager testified. "It was actually her idea to make it a loan."
MDCFA claims that Karolina took the computer back to Germany with her, and if someone could find it, you'll see the contract right there. Relatedly, he testified that he "loved Stefanski" and that during their "6 or 7 year relationship" wasn't going "to be worried about all the that they had a good relationship for six or seven years" and "wasn't going to be worried over all the money I spent on her."
Playboy Model Sued For Stealing $80k From Stamford Man [Stamford Advocate]