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Podcast: Interview with dental embezzlement expert, William Hiltz

William Hiltz has been a trusted advisor to dentists for over 20 years. Bill’s first encounter with employee dishonesty was in 2004, when his own dentist was embezzled for over $60,000. Bill investigated that case (yes, she was convicted) and since then has conducted hundreds more investigations, uncovering millions of dollars in embezzlement and saving […]

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Where are they now? Serial Dental Embezzler: Irina Chernyahkovsky / Karen Fooks

Irina Chernyakhovsky a.k.a Irina Fooks, Karen Fooks, Irina Rabkin Irina Chernyakhovsky is a career serial embezzler and fraudster who stole from at least 6 (some say 10+) dental dental practices, five banks and insurance companies in the Greater Toronto Area between 2005 and 2016. Irina has been imprisoned twice for financial crimes; 2009 – 2 […]

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Woman gets 20 years for embezzling from Naples dental practice

April 14, 2008  A former Naples dental office manager who embezzled about $220,000 over nearly two years left her sentence in the hands of a judge. Cassandra Jean Lorenzi, 38, of Fort Myers, rejected a plea bargain to a year in the county jail because she didn’t want to lose her new job. She had […]

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Corryville dental office was targeted by thieves twice. This time, the suspects were caught on video.

May 2018 – CORRYVILLE, Ohio A Corryville dental office was targeted by thieves twice. This time, the owner said he has the suspects on video. “Every dental practice should have security cameras in public areas to protect patients and staff” – Bill Hiltz Dr. Paul Sohi, the clinic owner said the situation is strange and heart-wrenching. […]

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Little Rock dental embezzler gets 12 years for $218,000 theft; ‘you kind of disgust me,’ judge says

The former office manager for a Little Rock dentist was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for stealing at least $218,000 from the practice over a five-year period. The prison term is symbolic — one year in the penitentiary for each year Angela Kay Henson worked for Cobb Family Dentistry on Baseline Road and […]

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Florida woman stole $50K from doctor’s office where she worked

Oct 2018 – A Tavernier woman was arrested this week after detectives say she stole more than $50,000 in cash over the course of five years from the doctor’s office where she worked and handled bank deposits. Mary Ellen MItchell-Irizarry, 40, was arrested on felony fraud and larceny charges Wednesday and released later that day […]

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Bookkeeper embezzled $150K from oral surgeon

March 2019 A bookkeeper for a Gainesville oral surgeon accused of embezzling more than $150,000 from him over two years and laundering it through a school PTA was arrested by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Friday. Heather Candace Hushelpeck, 43, of 3027 NW Fourth Terrace, was charged with grand theft of $100,000 or more, embezzlement […]

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Stamford Dental Practice Employee Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Embezzling More Than $100k

Dec 2013 – Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BARBARA O’HARA-LEONE, 53, formerly of Norwalk, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for embezzling from a Stamford dental practice. According to court […]

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