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FUD is short for “Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt”. FUD is a strategy used by salespeople and marketers to influence a person’s perception by communicating negative, unreliable or false information that appeals to their senses of fear, uncertainty and doubt, all in order to sell a product or service. Most of us have encountered a salesperson […]No Comments Read More
April 30, 2018 A Scarborough, Maine woman pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $500,000 from a dentist and a doctor. Carrie Caporino, 46, acknowledges the thefts from two health care practices and the fraudulent use of a Social Security number. Caporino, entered the guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Portland to two counts […]| No Comments Read More
The former office manager for an Oak Harbor dentist is accused of stealing thousands of dollars by making false insurance claims, court documents say. Prosecutors charged Katherine D. Hargarten, 66, of Coupeville, in Island County Superior Court March 14 with theft in the first degree and five counts of making false claim for a health […]Read More
TRAVERSE CITY — A local woman will spend time in jail after she stole thousands of dollars from a local psychiatric practice to pay for personal car repairs, traffic tickets, utility bills and more. Jessica Ann Dane, 37, of Grawn, last week was sentenced to two months in Grand Traverse County’s jail and three years […]Read More
March 1, 2018 – FAIRFIELD — A Shelton woman was arrested on a warrant Tuesday, charged with embezzling over $50,000 from a local medical practice. Eileen Johnson, 50, of Kimberly Drive, was charged with second-degree larceny, first-degree identity theft, and first-degree computer crimes. Johnson had been hired in 2008 by Beach Road Orthopedic Specialists, as […]| No Comments Read More
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 […]Read More
JANUARY 26, 2018 BUCKS COUNTY — An office manager who drove a Doylestown medical practice to the brink of financial ruin by stealing more than $415,000 over a six-year span was sentenced Thursday to serve one to three years in state prison. “You did it by essentially looting from your friends and colleagues,” Bucks County […]Read More
Feb 19, 2018 Elizabeth A. Palo, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for felony theft from a business on Feb. 16. She must also pay back $310,000 to Kinnic Health and Rehab, a River Falls nursing home and care facility where she used to work as an office manager. Palo pleaded guilty to […]Read More
Source: Practice managers who steal: A cautionary tale for doctors | FierceHealthcare It’s easy for busy doctors to trust their practice managers to manage their books and run the business side of operations. But recent cases involving office managers who embezzled from practices show that trust can be misplaced. Doctors who don’t pay attention to office […]Read More
Video link here January through July 2017. Two women are charged, including the suspect who actually tipped off investigators to the case by filing an identity theft complaint. Investigators working that case discovered the alleged embezzlement instead. “Just horrible,” said Dr. Birjitender Singh of the past several months as the investigation has rocked his office. […]Read More
November 30, 2017 LANSING – Patients at a pulmonary care practice in Lansing face increased wait times ever since an office manager embezzled nearly $800,000 from the business, said a partner at the firm. Speaking at a sentencing hearing for Ruthanne Finn, a 67-year-old Bath woman who pleaded guilty to the crime, Dr. David Young said his practice is having […]Read More