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Former Office Manager of Boston Dental Practice Charged with Bank and Tax Fraud

BOSTON – The former office manager of a Boston-based dental practice was charged in an indictment unsealed today in connection with embezzling funds from her former employer. Yuliya Vaysglus, a/k/a Julia Vaysglus, 35, of Cary, N.C., was charged with eight counts of bank fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft and three counts of filing […]

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Woman charged with forgery, stealing $400k from job at Hinsdale dentist’s office

Bail was set at $300,000 for a Crest Hill woman charged with forging checks and stealing from her employer in west suburban Hinsdale. Roxana Dusanek, 56, allegedly stole more than $400,000 from a a Hinsdale dental practice over three years, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office. Dusanek was charged with theft in excess of $100,000, […]

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Increasing your practice’s business liability insurance

Don’t fall short. Greater risk requires higher coverage. When you renew your practice’s business insurance policy this year, we recommend you increase or extend your current coverage to include “Employee Dishonesty” and “Cyber Security” insurance. Employee Dishonesty coverage helps pay for losses caused by employee financial misconduct and Cyber Security coverage helps pay the costs incurred […]

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Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year

Best Wishes this Holiday Season!   Wishing you a Safe and Prosperous New Year!

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On your Mark. Get Set! DRAW!

I was never this good in Art Class.

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SD dental bookkeeper charged with embezzling over $100,000

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A former bookkeeper at two Sioux Falls dental offices is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 in seven years. Cheryl Callies faces up to 15 years in prison, and two counts of grand theft embezzlement. She made her first appearance in Minnehaha County Court on Thursday. Court documents detail how authorities […]

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Florida man uses fake ID, steals $41K in dental implants, $10K for French bulldog

Rico said if he got his teeth fixed, he’d “look better for conducting fraudulent transactions at other locations in Florida.” November 21, 2018 at 3:14 PM EST (RNN) – Timothy Powell, 52, of Plantation, FL, has new $41,000 teeth and an almost $10,000 dog. He paid for none of it. One of his victims, a […]

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Safekeeping Insurance Check Payments

Does your office receive insurance checks by mail? You are not alone. Many dentists still accept check payments from insurance companies, with payments arriving by mail. Did you know? A dishonest employee can remove insurance checks from your practice and deposit the checks into their own account. Depositing via mobile or ATM systems will afford […]

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The Perception of Detection

Every employee that steals follows the same pattern of thinking. Motive –> Opportunity -> Rationalize Motive The employee feels pressured to steal. The reasons vary, and the list is extensive. Often the employee needs money to satisfy a debt, make up for a loss of spousal income, wanting to satisfy an abusive partner – or […]

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It was all a fraud: Green Valley dentist, others scammed by ‘friend’

Harry Jamison knew exactly what his retirement would look like. World travel. Scuba diving. Flying. Boating. Long drives in his Hummer H1. With his house paid off, he’d be able to help his grandchildren through college. Now those dreams are dead. Instead of closing his office and flying off to Belize, the 77-year-old Green Valley […]

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