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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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Little Rock dental embezzler gets 12 years for $218,000 theft; ‘you kind of disgust me,’ judge says

The former office manager for a Little Rock dentist was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for stealing at least $218,000 from the practice over a five-year period. The prison term is symbolic — one year in the penitentiary for each year Angela Kay Henson worked for Cobb Family Dentistry on Baseline Road and […]

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Florida woman stole $50K from doctor’s office where she worked

Oct 2018 – A Tavernier woman was arrested this week after detectives say she stole more than $50,000 in cash over the course of five years from the doctor’s office where she worked and handled bank deposits. Mary Ellen MItchell-Irizarry, 40, was arrested on felony fraud and larceny charges Wednesday and released later that day […]

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