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Ponzi scheme duped $50M from Toronto dentists

Dr. Joseph Radice had every reason to believe his money was in good hands. The Woodbridge dentist had invested $617,000 of hard earned savings with a dental colleague he believed was a financial whiz who had made a killing on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. That dentist was Peter Sbaraglia, Oakville dentist the Ontario […]

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Has anyone seen Arica Cameron? Atlanta Police are looking for her.

Jul 27, 2015 – ATLANTA – Police are looking for a dental office manager suspected of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from her boss. A prominent Buckhead dentist told Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland that a major bank is also to blame. “She was caught red-handed by Wells Fargo Bank, calling me and telling […]

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Former Columbia Dental Employee Accused of Dental Office Embezzlement

2016 – Columbia Dental is warning other businesses about the dangers of falling victim to fraud at the hands of a trusted employee. The company says it lost more than $60,000 when a former employee, Leslie Brown, deposited about 42 of its insurance payment checks into her own account. Brown was arrested in November on […]

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How to Calculate an Advisor’s Trustworthiness

We want trusted advisors to help us with our most pressing problems. There are many types of “advisors”; Personal advisors, business & legal advisors, work-life advisors and so on  – in fact the list of advisors seems almost endless. How do you assess whether the person you are dealing has what it takes to be […]

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#11 • How to stay sane when your dental office computers are down.

This is #11 in our series of #TIPS intended to help you manage fraud, embezzlement, waste, abuse; and help keep your practice safe.  This post discusses how you should plan for the inevitable day when you come to work and the “computers are down” Don’t leave yourself and your patients in a lurch when your […]

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Dental office manager charged in $13K theft

This was a case I worked on in 2012. The office manager exhibited several embezzlement red-flags indicators. Hamlin, PA- A long-time, former office manager for a dental office in Hamlin has been charged for allegedly keeping insurance money totaling over $13,000. State Police, Honesdale barracks charged Sharon Swartz, age 58, of Jefferson Township for Theft, […]

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#10 • Understanding Dental Embezzlement Red-Flags

This is #10 in our series of #TIPS intended to help you manage fraud, embezzlement, waste, abuse; and help keep your practice safe. This post discusses some of the red-flags of employee dishonesty and how to interpret and evaluate them. Let’s start with a summary of the key points: A “red-flag” is an indicator of […]

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DA: Ex-administrator for pediatric practice sentenced in $3.1 million theft

January 9, 2019 – A Selden man convicted of embezzling more than $3 million from his employer was sentenced Wednesday to 3 to 9 years in prison, prosecutors said. Peter Singh, 43, who pleaded guilty to grand larceny Nov. 7 in Nassau County Court in Mineola, also must pay a civil judgment of $3.1 million […]

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Angela Lynn Manning pleads guilty to embezzling almost $700K

Dec 30, 2018 – PANAMA CITY — A former payroll specialist with a Bay County cardiovascular clinic is now facing decades in prison for stealing almost $700,000 from her employer over the course of several years, according to court records. Angela Lynn Manning, 52, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to five counts of federal wire fraud […]

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Lexington woman charged with defrauding dentist and illegally obtaining prescription narcotics.

April 2016, LEXINGTON, Ky.- A Lexington woman has been charged with defrauding a local business and illegally obtaining prescription narcotics. Lexington Police arrested Elsie Leighanne Lamb, 32, in connection with crimes committed while she was employed at a local dentist’s office. Police say Lamb was employed at the dentist’s office from February to November 2015. […]

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