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Office manager stole from Manhasset Dental, police say

Erika Lucassi is charged with stealing from dentist for nearly nine years. Feb 2018: An Ozone Park, Queens, woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing money from a Manhasset dental office for nearly nine years. Erika Lucassi, 36, was working as an office manager at Manhasset Dental (https://www.manhassetdental.com/)on Northern Boulevard, detectives said in a news […]

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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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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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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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Former oral surgeon employee facing embezzlement charges, suspected in more patient thefts

JUL2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – A former surgical center employee, charged earlier this year with embezzling a patient’s refund, is suspected of doing the same to more than 30 other patients to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, according to recently filed court records. Erin Marie Bokemper, 31, of Midwest City, was charged in […]

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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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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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