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Fraud, Embezzlement and Risk in the Dental Office

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Woman accused of embezzling had ‘noticeable’ change in lifestyle.

January 2016 A Colorado Springs woman pleaded not guilty Monday to charges she embezzled more than $56,000 from the doctor’s office where she had worked for a decade. Michelle Lisanne Reynolds, 34, was scheduled for trial April 12 on charges of theft, tax evasion and filing a false tax return, all felonies. She could face […]

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Two Former Crestwood Dental Clinic Employees Charged With Fraud

November 5th, 2015 Police say over $80,000 was stolen and authorities have not recovered the funds. StartFragmentTwo former Crestwood Dental Clinic employees have been charged with fraud. The charges come after a lengthy investigation that began in 2014 after complaints were received from the Crestwood Dental Clinic. Police say over $80,000 was stolen and authorities have not recovered […]

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Dental receptionist accused of embezzling $250K

Jan. 22, 2013 HAMLIN – Dental practices in Hamlin and Alum Creek claim embezzlement of at least $250,000 by a veteran employee, and allege that in three months prior to her Hawaiian vacation last year, there were no cash payments recorded. Dentists William J. Artrip and Carol V. Buffington accuse former employee LaDonna Johnson, who […]

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Woman steals $83K from Hackettstown dentist, police say | lehighvalleylive.com

January 4, 2016 A Passaic County woman stole more than $83,000 between December 2013 and November 2015 from the dental office where she worked in Hackettstown, police report. Angelica Rodriguez, of Totowa, New Jersey, wrote unauthorized checks and made unauthorized credit card transactions to her personal account valued at a total of $83,477.12 while she […]

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Steals from Ortho Office – spends money on Facebook Game

December 2013 A LAVINGTON woman who stole more than $67,000 from her employer had manipulated deposit slips to cover her tracks and used a significant degree of planning in her thefts, a police prosecutor said yesterday. Sgt Garry Rowe told magistrate Tony Murray in Albury Local Court that general deterrence for such offences was the […]

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Man took out fraudulent $45K loan for dental work

SLPD: Man took out fraudulent $45K loan for dental work SUGAR LAND, Texas – Investigators in Sugar Land are looking for a man accused of taking out a fraudulent loan for $45,000 to have dental work done. According to the Sugar Land Police Department, an office manager at Smile Texas said the suspect arrived for […]

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Good stuff from our friends at the BBA and CCB

Fraud threatens everyone. Fraudsters continually bombard us with email, mail, door-to-door, and telephone scams.   They do this because it works; consumers lose millions of dollars annually to fraud. Here are some practical consumer protection tips from our friends at the BBA and CCB that I felt worth sharing. CCB (Canadian Competition Bureau) This is a guide […]

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Woman stole $400,000 from dentist, spent it on Disney World and other vacations

CHARLOTTE, NC (Joe Marusak/The Charlotte Observer) – A woman who admitted stealing $409,000 from a Huntersville dental office she managed has been sentenced to a minimum of nearly five years in prison. Angela Nicole Brown, 45, of Charlotte spent part of the money she stole from the practice of Dr. John Wells on vacations, including to Disney […]

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