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Fired Dental Employee Accused of Stealing Money and Supplies

Kristy was fired in October and is charged with burglarizing the practice a few months later “This happens often. I recall one case involving over $600,000 in theft where the ex-employee was caught on video coming back into the practice the next day after after she was fired.”  – Bill Hiltz  Feb 2012: A Tinley […]

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Caught on camera

Here are several dental thefts caught on camera If you still do not have security cameras in your office, you should seriously consider it. Teaching your kids to steal. Dental “patients” steal credit cards from practice. The female thief has no clue about computers. Look how she rips the Mac away from the desk! Man […]

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Man posed as a patient before stealing employee’s cellphone.

Jan 2016 • Employees at an east El Paso dental office are speaking out after they said a man posed as a patient wanting an appointment before stealing an employee’s cellphone. Police said unfortunately it’s a common type of crime where thieves steal phones or other valuables left unattended inside stores or other businesses. They […]

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TIP #14 – Supply theft and loss in the dental office.

This was only my fourth investigation In 2005, I received a call from a local dentist who told me he was in his office on a Saturday doing some work. He pulled a patient chart from the file cabinet and was stunned to see four $100 dollars bills neatly tucked inside. This left the doctor […]

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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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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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Woman posing as dental assistant steals from dental office employees

Jan 11, 2019 – 11:24 PM SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The search is on for a woman who posed as a patient and a dental assistant and went through people’s belonging while they were in the dentist chair, police say. Channel 2’s Michael Seiden spoke with one of the victims, who said the thief the […]

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VIDEO: Man posing as security officer steals woman’s wallet at dentist office

HOUSTON – Take a close look at this sneaky thief who was caught on camera. The sticky fingered thief targets a wallet inside of a purse … in the break room of a dentist’s office.   Ashley Williams, who had wallet stolen explained, “people work hard for what they want, so why come in and […]

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