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Dental Employee Charged With Embezzling More Than $400,000

Dec 2018 – A Mashpee woman is charged with embezzling nearly a half-million dollars from her former employer, a dental specialist in Yarmouth, over the course of 14 years. Mary Lou McGrail, 69, allegedly falsified records and stole $427,742 from the owner of Professional Endodontics between 2002 and 2016, according to court files. Ms. McGrail, […]

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UPDATE: Woman to serve 90 days for dental embezzlement

Aug-26-19.  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A woman who embezzled over $100,000 has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. Cheryl Callies had much of her sentence suspended Monday and now will only need to serve 90 days in the county jail. Callies was a long time bookkeeper who worked for two Sioux Falls dental offices […]

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How to Tell if Embezzlement is Happening in Your Dental Office

I wrote this article back in 2012 and still, the same principles hold true today. Changes in employee behavior is often the first sign that something is wrong.  This article discusses some the common behavioral red-flags to watch out for.

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Dental office manager faces jail for falsifying prescriptions

Feb 2016 • Kennewick, WA :   A suspended dental hygienist working as an office manager has admitted using prescription software to get painkillers for herself. Nicole B. Allenton, 44, is facing one year in the county jail for forging numerous prescriptions. It wasn’t her first time using the software to commit fraud. In 2012, Allenton […]

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Police arrest dental receptionist for prescription fraud

July 31, 2019 – Paso Robles, CA – A dental office receptionist allegedly stole numerous prescriptions, which she filled out and sent through a pharmacy where her husband picked them up, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] At about 11:30 a.m. on Monday, a pharmacist  at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at […]

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Former Office Manager asked to sell lavish items for embezzlement restitution.

FEB 2018- SPRINGFIELD — A DeWitt County woman awaiting sentencing on federal wire and mail fraud charges may be required to spend her time on home confinement, trying to sell expensive items purchased with stolen funds to raise cash for restitution. Veronica Luster’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Springfield  has been delayed at […]

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Bookkeeper sentenced to 20 years for breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

July 15, 2019 – SC – A woman was sentenced to 20 years behind bars after being convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a South Carolina business to support her “excessively lavish and extravagant lifestyle,” a prosecutor said Monday. In less than two years, Dorlisa Hackney used her role as bookkeeper for […]

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Palos Heights cleaning ladies stole checks from doctor’s office

The women stole checks during their shifts working for a cleaning crew at a doctor’s office, cops said. PALOS HEIGHTS, IL — Three women who worked for a cleaning crew are accused of stealing blank checks from a doctor’s office in Palos Heights. Police said the women are part of an organized crime ring believed […]

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