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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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#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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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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Former cancer care office manager admits embezzling $1.6 million from Northampton practice

UPDATE:   Roxanne Tubolino of Belchertown sentenced to serve 3 years and 3 months in federal prison, SPRINGFIELD: The former office manager of a medical practice in Northampton pleaded guilty in U.S. District Courtto embezzling $1.6 million from the group over five years, and shielding the lion’s share of the theft under purported supplies for cancer […]

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Ex-IT head accused of stealing $800K from nonprofit North County clinic

The former head of information technology at the nonprofit North County Health Services, which provides services to low-income people, pleaded not guilty Friday to siphoning nearly $800,000 from the organization. Hector Ramos, 55, was charged with 49 counts related to the loss of the money, which authorities said happened over the course of eight months […]

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Dental assistant accused of stealing gold and silver scrap

Dental assistant accused of stealing precious gold and silver scrap Updated November 3, 2016 at 1:27 PM; Posted November 3, 2016 at 12:21 PM Gina L. Stahlnecker (Upper Allen Township police) As embezzlement cases go, this one is more than a little unusual. Dental assistant Gina L. Stahlnecker has been charged by Upper Allen Township […]

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Employer blasts dental centre receptionist Annette Higgins who stole $9,802

PUBLISHED: 07:43 GMT, 8 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:51 GMT, 8 October 2015 An alcoholic dental centre receptionist was accused of having ‘no remorse’ after being sentenced to community work, community detention and supervision when found guilty of stealing $9,802 from her employer. Stuff.com reports that Annette Myra Higgins, 45, from Cambridge in New Zealand had control of accounts […]

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Woman accused of $127k theft from doctor

(Photo: OCC) A Simsboro woman is facing multiple theft charges after reportedly stealing after $127,000 from her employer. According to an arrest report for Jacqueline Pridgett, 46, 165 Fellowship Ext., Simsboro, a local medical doctor filed a complaint with the West Monroe Police Department on June 13. The doctor told officers she had promoted Pridgett […]

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