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Fraud, Embezzlement and Risk in the Dental Office

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Conversation with a Dentist – Handling Insurance Checks

This is a conversation with a dentist regarding the handling of insurance checks. Dentist: My staff cannot access insurance checks that are mailed to my office. Me: How do you accomplish that? Dentist: I have a lockbox that only I can access. On my way to work each day, I pick up the mail from […]

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Weaverville woman wanted on embezzlement charges, found dead | WLOS

  Police confirm a Weaverville woman wanted on nine felony warrants related to the embezzlement of over $200,000 has been found dead. (Photo provided by: Asheville Police Department) ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Police confirm a Weaverville woman wanted on nine felony warrants related to the embezzlement of over $200,000 has been found dead. Thursday, police put […]

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Conversation with a dentist – “the checkbook”

This was taken from a client “assessment” interview I conducted about 5 years ago. This dentist suspected his office manager was stealing.  His suspicions were correct, he just did not know it yet. In this part of the assessment interview, I’m asking him about check writing protocols. (and making sure to ask the “right” questions […]

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Scarborough Woman Charged with Embezzlement from a Health Care Benefit Program | USAO-ME | Department of Justice

Portland, Maine: Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Carrie Caporino, 45, of Scarborough, Maine, was arrested on Tuesday and charged in U.S. District Court by criminal complaint with embezzling from a health care benefit program. According to court records, from December 2015 to June 2017, Caporino was employed as the office manager […]

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Mansfield woman charged in employee theft at Norton dental office faces indictment | Local News | thesunchronicle.com

NORTON —A Mansfield woman charged last year with stealing an estimated $100,000 from a local dental office is now being prosecuted in superior court. Ann-Margaret Baldwin, 44, of 56 Benefit St., in Mansfield, pleaded innocent earlier this month in Fall River Superior Court to a six-count indictment charging her with larceny of more than $250 […]

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Bookkeeper charged for allegedly taking $60k from dentist

A TOOWOOMBA bookkeeper transferred $60,000 from a client’s account into his own for personal use, police will allege. The Chronicle understands a Toowoomba-based dental surgery reported the missing funds to police after being notified of owed taxes by the Australian Tax Office. The man, who oversaw the dental practice’s daily financial transactions, was last week […]

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Kernersville woman charged with 1.5 Million embezzlement from hospital

Kernersville woman accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from hospital Kimberly Hobson, 46. HIGH POINT, N.C. — A Kernersville woman is accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from High Point Regional Health System, according to a press release. At about 8:30 a.m., detectives from the High Point Police Department Financial Crimes Unit along with […]

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