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Tina Palko accused of stealing over $80,000 from doctor’s office

Too many doctors are ripped off by employees stealing checks. “This case involved theft of checks from the doctors bank account. Tina Palko was able to create checks and forge the doctor’s signature.  Doctors, DO NOT allow your employees to access your checkbook, or put controls in place to monitor and oversee the process of […]

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“#15 • “I’ll just let her go. What could possibly go wrong?”

“I’ll just let her go” These are the first words that many dentists think when confronted with employee dishonesty. They rationalize that the best solution to their dishonesty problem is to terminate the person’s employment and “move on”. No rational person enjoys confrontation Confrontation is unpleasant and most of us innately want to avoid it.  […]

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Yatika Wallace gets 6-month sentence in $340,000 theft case

JAN-2017, MANSFIELD – Insook Chung never suspected her office manager was stealing nearly $340,000 from her. Yatika Wallace, 43, took $339,198 from the Get Well Center, an alternative medicine practitioner at 635 S. Trimble Road. The business is owned by D & I Associates. Wallace, who pleaded guilty in September in federal court to one […]

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More than $40,000 embezzled from Facial Surgery Institute in Marquette

Sep-2018, MARQUETTE, MI–   A Negaunee woman has been arrested for embezzlement from a Marquette business. Marquette Police say they received a complaint August 13 from the Facial Surgery Institute. More than $40,000 had been stolen from the company by various means. On Thursday officers arrested Nicole King of Negaunee for one count of embezzlement, more than […]

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Scarborough woman sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzling $500,000

Carrie Caporino, 46, acknowledges the thefts from two health care practices and the fraudulent use of a Social Security number. September 8, 2018,  PORTLAND, Maine — A Scarborough woman was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for embezzling more than half a million dollars from health care providers in southern Maine, and for using […]

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Caught on camera

Dental Office Builds More Secure, Patient-Friendly Practice This is how one dental office installed cameras. Here are several dental thefts caught on camera If you still do not have security cameras in your office, you should seriously consider it. Teaching your kids to steal. Dental “patients” steal credit cards from practice. The female thief has […]

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Dental worker to repay $170,000 embezzled from dental practice

At a rate of $300 per month, it would take about 47 years to pay the $170,000. 2015 – GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — A Kentwood dental employee convicted of embezzlement was sentenced Tuesday to five years’ probation and ordered to pay back $170,000 pilfered from Dental Associates of West Michigan over a 2½ year […]

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Slidell woman ordered to repay $135,000 embezzled from physician’s clinic

June 2015 – District Judge Reginald Badeaux imposed the sentence after Shantel Judah, 35, of Slidell, pleaded guilty on May 27, according to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s office. Over the course of three years, Judah had stolen $135,000 from Dr. Albert Tydings of Covington. Tydings is an OB-GYN specialist practicing at Lakeview Medical Center. Badeaux gave Judah […]

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