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

June 8, 2018 – 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 a $283,000 embezzlement […]

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Florida woman charged with dental embezzlement

2016 April – A Jacksonville woman plans to hire her own attorney after being accused of embezzling money from the dentist’s office where she worked as a clerk. Former employee Sandra Lynn Hill, 39, of Cobblestone Trail in Jacksonville, was charged Wednesday by Jacksonville Police Department with felony embezzlement. Hill has been accused of embezzling […]

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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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