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Dental Employee Charged With Embezzling More Than $400,000

Dec 2018 – A Mashpee woman is charged with embezzling nearly a half-million dollars from her former employer, a dental specialist in Yarmouth, over the course of 14 years. Mary Lou McGrail, 69, allegedly falsified records and stole $427,742 from the owner of Professional Endodontics between 2002 and 2016, according to court files. Ms. McGrail, […]

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UPDATE: Woman to serve 90 days for dental embezzlement

Aug-26-19.  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A woman who embezzled over $100,000 has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. Cheryl Callies had much of her sentence suspended Monday and now will only need to serve 90 days in the county jail. Callies was a long time bookkeeper who worked for two Sioux Falls dental offices […]

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Former Office Manager asked to sell lavish items for embezzlement restitution.

FEB 2018- SPRINGFIELD — A DeWitt County woman awaiting sentencing on federal wire and mail fraud charges may be required to spend her time on home confinement, trying to sell expensive items purchased with stolen funds to raise cash for restitution. Veronica Luster’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Springfield  has been delayed at […]

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Bookkeeper sentenced to 20 years for breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

July 15, 2019 – SC – A woman was sentenced to 20 years behind bars after being convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a South Carolina business to support her “excessively lavish and extravagant lifestyle,” a prosecutor said Monday. In less than two years, Dorlisa Hackney used her role as bookkeeper for […]

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Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to embezzling more than $280,000 from dental office

June 8, 2018 – OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $280,000 from a dental office. Officials with the United States Department of Justice say Annette M. Straily, of Comanche, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and singing a false federal income tax return in connection with a $283,000 embezzlement […]

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Florida woman charged with dental embezzlement

2016 April – A Jacksonville woman plans to hire her own attorney after being accused of embezzling money from the dentist’s office where she worked as a clerk. Former employee Sandra Lynn Hill, 39, of Cobblestone Trail in Jacksonville, was charged Wednesday by Jacksonville Police Department with felony embezzlement. Hill has been accused of embezzling […]

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Where are they now? Serial Dental Embezzler: Irina Chernyahkovsky / Karen Fooks

Irina Chernyakhovsky a.k.a Irina Fooks, Karen Fooks, Irina Rabkin Irina Chernyakhovsky is a career serial embezzler and fraudster who stole from at least 6 (some say 10+) dental dental practices, five banks and insurance companies in the Greater Toronto Area between 2005 and 2016. Irina has been imprisoned twice for financial crimes; 2009 – 2 […]

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Woman gets 20 years for embezzling from Naples dental practice

April 14, 2008  A former Naples dental office manager who embezzled about $220,000 over nearly two years left her sentence in the hands of a judge. Cassandra Jean Lorenzi, 38, of Fort Myers, rejected a plea bargain to a year in the county jail because she didn’t want to lose her new job. She had […]

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