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Deltona dental clinic worker charged. When fired money stopped disappearing.

A receptionist at a Deltona dental clinic was arrested Friday night on charges she stole thousands of dollars in cash payments from the business’ customers since the beginning of last year. Lucina Rodriguez, 52, of Deltona was charged with two counts of grand theft in the case, which involved 30 missing bank deposits totaling more […]

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Either you run the day. or the day runs you.


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Woman sentenced for embezzling $200,000 from Fredericksburg law firm

I rarely post embezzlement news stories that do not relate to dental or medical offices. I made an exception for this one because, the lawyer was admonished by his regulatory body, and “voluntarily” surrendered his law license as a result of Ms. Chambers theft. – Bill Hiltz A 40-year-old Woodford woman who stole more than […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

  Sorry, there’ll be no pardons for any turkeys on our watch.

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Dental staffer faces $42K embezzlement charges

PORTLAND, Ore (KOIN 6) — A local dentist was hours away from being evicted, and his business shut down, because his former office manager failed to make payments on the lease, and pocketed the cash for herself, according to office staff. Rob Yauger is the current manager for Dr. David Carothers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. […]

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Woman accused of embezzling over $4 million from physicians businesses

A prominent Wichita woman embezzled millions of dollars from two physician-owned businesses that provide services at Wesley Medical Center, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit, filed last week in Sedgwick County District Court, identifies the woman accused of embezzling as Nancy J. Martin, longtime business administrator for Emergency Services P.A. and Mid-Kansas Wound Specialists P.A. Both […]

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Woman, 70, embezzled nearly $500K from medical institute, prosecutors say

Marcia J. Conaway (Courtesy Photo/Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office) Woman, 70, embezzled nearly $500K from medical institute, prosecutors say Updated November 21, 2017 at 8:12 AM; Posted November 16, 2017 at 4:03 PM Article SAGINAW, MI — A 70-year-old woman is accused of embezzling nearly $500,000 from a Saginaw medical institute during her time as an […]

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Five years for office manager who embezzled $719,500 from Richland doctor

 Five years for office manager who embezzled $719K from Richland doctor June 15, 2017 7:21 PM A Richland doctor said his practice was “tottering within one signature from bankruptcy” when his office manager spent $2,044 at Costco. Jennifer L. Morris wrote in the business check’s memo line: “office gifts and supplies.” But any gifts she […]

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Embezzlement Nets Prison, $350,000 Repayment for Carthage Woman

A Carthage woman accused of embezzling more than $400,000 from her job in a dentist’s office will serve several months in jail and repay $350,000, under a sentence imposed Monday. Allison McKenzie, 38, the wife of former town Police Chief Chris McKenzie, pleaded guilty to 77 counts of embezzlement in Superior Court before Judge John […]

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Probation for ripping off Niagara dentist

A local dentist was forced to defend her reputation after her former employee – and close friend – was accused of bilking her out of thousands of dollars, court heard Wednesday. At Julie Dickson’s sentencing hearing on a charge of fraud over $5,000 in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines, Judge Tory Colvin […]

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