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Amanda Viglietta sentenced for embezzling from doctor’s office

02/13/19- A former Newport News bookkeeper was sentenced in federal district court Wednesday to over five years in prison for embezzling money from a doctor’s office and fraudulently obtaining a loan in her father’s name. Amanda Viglietta, 32, pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and aggravated identity theft on Oct. 1 as part of […]

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Torres stole $439,637, issued 188 unauthorized checks, stamped with the owner’s signature.

Oct 2018 – A Hamilton woman charged with embezzling money from her employer admitted to authorities that she used some of the stolen funds to make donations to the election campaign of Trenton councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson. “I’m the victim here,” the councilwoman told this newspaper Tuesday night. “She cleaned me out.” Yolanda M. Torres, 43, […]

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Dental assistant charged with stealing jewelry from sedated patients

Feb 8, 19 — A Long Island dental assistant is under arrest, accused of stealing jewelry from patients. Arieta Gouvakis, 38, worked as a dental assistant to Dr. Elliot Koschitzki at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in Rocky Point. She is accused of removing jewelry worth between $1,000 and $3,000 from two patients who […]

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#13 • How to Positively Identify Patients

It could happen to your office: a new patient uses someone else’s identification to falsely obtain dental benefits coverage. When discovered, the insurance company will recover its payment from you. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that you will then be able to recover your fee from the patient. Download as a word document How to Positively […]

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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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