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Fraud, Embezzlement and Risk in the Dental Office

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Two women indicted on identity theft charges after dentist visit

“This story illustrates one more reason why dentists should confirm the identity of new patients before rendering treatment. This case involved fraudulent use of a credit card, but more often it involves fraudulent use of dental insurance. Ask yourself if someone could show up at your dental office, provide your staff with a name, address […]

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Woman gets four years for embezzlement of $500,000

Dec. 26, 2008 Dianne Ray was nearly speechless Thursday when asked by a judge how she spent half a million dollars she embezzled from her employer of 26 years. Ray, 50, was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty in Hall County Superior Court to two counts of felony theft by taking and […]

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Pasco dental office receptionist admits pocketing cash payments

January 16, 2016 The former receptionist for a Pasco dental office has admitted to stealing at least $8,600 by pocketing cash payments from customers. Marcie Ramirez, 37, pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court to first-degree theft. In her plea statement, Ramirez told the court she took money from several people and kept it, rather […]

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