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Collierville dentist bookkeeper indicted on theft charges

Updated: Apr 4, 2017 – 4:48 PM COLLIERVILLE, TN – Tina C. Day, a longtime bookkeeper for a Collierville dentist, was indicted Tuesday on felony theft charges. An investigation showed that the 44-year-old had systematically stolen thousands of dollars in payments from patients. Day was indicted for theft of property over $60,000 in an alleged […]

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Police accuse employee of defrauding Brampton dentists | BramptonGuardian.com

Five Brampton dentists are among the alleged victims after a former office manager was charged with fraud by Durham Regional Police this week. Five Brampton dentists are among the alleged victims after a former office manager was charged with fraud by Durham Regional Police this week. Investigators with Durham’s Major Crime Fraud Unit say their […]

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Caught out: Employee admits stealing $320k from Corrimal dental surgery

Shannon Tonkin 12 Mar 2017, 5:09 p.m. Young mum uses her work log-ins and passwords to transfer cash from surgery accounts to her own private accounts. A Balgownie woman has confessed to stealing almost $320,000 from the dental surgery where she worked for nearly a decade. Daniette Paulissen, 34, was ordered to front court in May […]

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Stamford Woman Gets Prison For Using Dentist’s Identity In Fraud Scheme | Stamford Daily Voice

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford woman was sentenced to a year in prison for using a retired dentist’s identity to send fake bills to insurance companies. Elena Ilizarov, 45, of Stamford was sentenced Friday to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, according to Deirdre M. Daly, United States […]

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Cheryl Higgins dental embezzlement charges dropped

Defense lawyer Andrew Quinn discusses the dropping of embezzlement charges against Cheryl Higgins, a former office manager at Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry of Westchester in White Plains. Jon Bandler/The Journal News Wochit Charges dropped after prosecutors interviewed suspect, defense lawyer offered emails Charges were dropped Wednesday against a Mohegan Lake woman accused last year […]

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Robbing God, Literally: 1 in 10 Protestant Churches Experience Embezzlement | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

I thought it worthy to publish this story about church embezzlement. It shares similarities to many of the dental embezzlement cases I’ve worked on. Churches, Not-For-Profit Organizations and Dental-Medical Practices incur high rates of embezzlement. These organizations “run on trust” and typically have one person in charge of finances. William (Bill) Hiltz BSc MBA CET […]

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Authorities investigating 3 MUSC College of Dental Medicine employees

Charleston, VA Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports Link to Video:  http://www.live5news.com/clip/12399871/video-authorities-investigating-3-musc-college-of-dental-medicine-employees  

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Doctor details how embezzlement damaged practice, life

Sep 2, 2017 SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Farruhk Kureishy lost more than his money when his longtime office manager took more than $400,000 from his practice, according to his statement Friday to a federal judge who will sentence the former employee. “She not only started managing our office but our finances. Basically we trusted her like […]

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