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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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Northwest Indiana Dental Office Manager Charged With Medicaid Fraud

October 2, 2018 at 8:30 am CHICAGO (CBS)–The former manager of a dental office with locations in Chesterton and Crown Point, Indiana, has been charged with felony Medicaid fraud after allegedly swindling Medicaid out of more than $365,000. Justyn Arch, 32, of Valparaiso, is accused of billing Medicaid for surgeries that were never performed by […]

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The 90s called and said they want their paper charts back

I recently found an old outline from a 1998 course I taught to help pay the bills. Back then, Janice and I were full time university students, and the parents of 4 children, so every penny had to count. 20 years later, and I am still a proponent of electronic dental charts (does anyone remember Chart-It?) […]

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Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to embezzling over $280,000 from dental office

JUNE 7, 2018, BY DALLAS FRANKLIN (KFOR) OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $280,000 from a dental office. Officials with the United States Department of Justice say Annette M. Straily, of Comanche, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and singing a false federal income tax return in connection with […]

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Profitable Practice – Interview with William “Bill” Hiltz

Profitable Practice magazine feature interview with Fraud Examiner and Data Auditor William “Bill” Hiltz.

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Former dental office employee facing charges after allegedly stealing patients’ credit card information

NORMAN, Okla. – A former dental office employee is charged with stealing patients’ credit card information and using it for herself. Carla Wynn is a former office worker in at least two dental offices around the metro area, one in Midwest City, and one in Norman. The initial complaint came from Midwest City Family Dentistry […]

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How to Steal from your Employer

How to Steal from your Employer and Get Away with It. Let’s hope you never see this book in your practice! lol This book does not exist, it’s an image created as a parody – to draw attention in a humorous way to the problem of embezzlement. Seriously, with 60% of dentists being embezzled at […]

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Woman accused of embezzling more than $150,000 from a doctor’s office

June 22, 2018 The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting a woman for eight counts of embezzlement. Officials said Ciera Garvin, 31, embezzled $153,000 from the doctor’s office where she worked over a period of seven years. Garvin turned herself in to the Tulsa County Jail. Investigators said the doctor noticed on her tax forms […]

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Felon on probation for embezzling from dental office charged again in similar scheme

A former dental office manager from Pleasant Hills on federal probation after spending 41 months in prison for health care fraud has been at it again, this time using a different name, the FBI says. Jill Bowser, who had previously been known by her married name, Jill D’Angelo, is charged in U.S. District Court again with embezzlement in connection […]

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Long Island Bank CEO Spent $3M in Stolen Cash on Lottery, Feds Say

“The person responsible for paying the sham dental invoices probably lost their job as a result of this.   William “Bill” Hiltz May 15, 2018 A credit union executive from Valley Stream has been accused of embezzling $6 million from the financial institution and spending about half of that money on lottery tickets, federal prosecutors said. […]

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