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Fraud, Embezzlement and Risk in the Dental Office
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 Park woman was accused of stealing supplies and cash from an Orland Park dentist office, where she had been fired in October, according to police.
On Feb. 4, police were called about a burglary at a dentist office in the 14600 block of John Humphrey Drive, where a “large amount of dental supplies” were taken, as well as some money, according to a release from the Orland Park Police Department.
Kristy S. Maczko, 33, of the 7100 block of 166th Street in Tinley Park, was fired from the dentist office on Oct. 17, 2011, police said. She was later identified by a witness as being seen inside the office during closed hours, on the same morning as the burglary, according to the release.
The door lock had been drilled during the burglary, authorities said.
Maczko was arrested Monday, and charged with felony burglary. The stolen items have not been recovered, according to police.
Management at the dental office later told Patch that her firing in October did not involve theft.
She was issued a $10,000 bail during her Tuesday court date, and is scheduled to be in court next on March 6.