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Orthodontist’s office manager get 5 years for embezzling $421,000

JAN-15-19, The money was taken in small but steady amounts, skimmed across several years in such random fashion that Deanna Mache Gray would later admit even she wasn’t sure exactly how much she’d stolen. When Gray, 44, pleaded no contest last fall to four counts of embezzlement, however, the restitution amount she agreed to pay very […]

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Woman sent to federal prison for embezzling $350K from pediatrics clinic.

CASEYVILLE — A Moro woman has been sentenced to spend 33 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $350,000 from the pediatric clinic she managed in Caseyville. Cassandra D. Eberhart, 49, of Moro, pleaded guilty in October to wire fraud and filing a false federal income tax return. She committed the crimes while working […]

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Tip #12 • “My CPA will find fraud or embezzlement at Year End”

An alarming number of dentists have confidence that their “year-end” statement preparation will detect employee fraud.   This confidence is overstated as many common dental office frauds will bypass the accountant’s radar screen.   Most accountants prepare “review” or “compilation” services at year end for the dentist. A “review” engagement is usually requested by a […]

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Man allegedly altered, cashed checks he stole from kids dentist office

01/18/19- LANCASTER COUNTY, PA. — Police are looking for a 26-year-old man accused of stealing letters containing checks from a mailbox and cashing them. An arrest warrant charges Anthony Selkirk with six felony counts of forgery and a single misdemeanor count of theft, court documents show. Between November 19-20, Selkirk allegedly stole three letters containing checks […]

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Laughing gas thief targets dental office in South San Francisco

2/11/19- SAN FRANCISCO – A man has been breaking into a dental office in South San Francisco and stealing containers of laughing gas. Surveillance video from the most recent incident on Jan. 25 shows the thief in action as he breaks into the building’s storage room and unscrews the nitrous oxide tanks. A dental assistant […]

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Former employee accused of stealing $85K from Pembroke Pines dental office

A former financial coordinator for a Pembroke Pines dentist is accused of stealing 237 checks over 18 months that were written by patients and insurance companies and worth $85,353, police said. Cynthia Rodriguez, 38, of West Park, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing larceny. She had worked for Dr. Hakan Kinaci at Pembroke Pines […]

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Ponzi scheme duped $50M from Toronto dentists

Dr. Joseph Radice had every reason to believe his money was in good hands. The Woodbridge dentist had invested $617,000 of hard earned savings with a dental colleague he believed was a financial whiz who had made a killing on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. That dentist was Peter Sbaraglia, Oakville dentist the Ontario […]

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Has anyone seen Arica Cameron? Atlanta Police are looking for her.

Jul 27, 2015 – ATLANTA – Police are looking for a dental office manager suspected of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from her boss. A prominent Buckhead dentist told Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland that a major bank is also to blame. “She was caught red-handed by Wells Fargo Bank, calling me and telling […]

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