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“#15 • “I’ll just let her go. What could possibly go wrong?”

“I’ll just let her go” These are the first words that many dentists think when confronted with employee dishonesty. They rationalize that the best solution to their dishonesty problem is to terminate the person’s employment and “move on”. No rational person enjoys confrontation Confrontation is unpleasant and most of us innately want to avoid it.  […]

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Yatika Wallace gets 6-month sentence in $340,000 theft case

JAN-2017, MANSFIELD – Insook Chung never suspected her office manager was stealing nearly $340,000 from her. Yatika Wallace, 43, took $339,198 from the Get Well Center, an alternative medicine practitioner at 635 S. Trimble Road. The business is owned by D & I Associates. Wallace, who pleaded guilty in September in federal court to one […]

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More than $40,000 embezzled from Facial Surgery Institute in Marquette

Sep-2018, MARQUETTE, MI–   A Negaunee woman has been arrested for embezzlement from a Marquette business. Marquette Police say they received a complaint August 13 from the Facial Surgery Institute. More than $40,000 had been stolen from the company by various means. On Thursday officers arrested Nicole King of Negaunee for one count of embezzlement, more than […]

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Scarborough woman sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzling $500,000

Carrie Caporino, 46, acknowledges the thefts from two health care practices and the fraudulent use of a Social Security number. September 8, 2018,  PORTLAND, Maine — A Scarborough woman was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for embezzling more than half a million dollars from health care providers in southern Maine, and for using […]

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Caught on camera

Here are several dental thefts caught on camera If you still do not have security cameras in your office, you should seriously consider it. Teaching your kids to steal. Dental “patients” steal credit cards from practice. The female thief has no clue about computers. Look how she rips the Mac away from the desk! Man […]

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Dental worker to repay $170,000 embezzled from dental practice

At a rate of $300 per month, it would take about 47 years to pay the $170,000. 2015 – GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — A Kentwood dental employee convicted of embezzlement was sentenced Tuesday to five years’ probation and ordered to pay back $170,000 pilfered from Dental Associates of West Michigan over a 2½ year […]

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Slidell woman ordered to repay $135,000 embezzled from physician’s clinic

June 2015 – District Judge Reginald Badeaux imposed the sentence after Shantel Judah, 35, of Slidell, pleaded guilty on May 27, according to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s office. Over the course of three years, Judah had stolen $135,000 from Dr. Albert Tydings of Covington. Tydings is an OB-GYN specialist practicing at Lakeview Medical Center. Badeaux gave Judah […]

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Williamsburg medical practice manager convicted of fraud, tax charges

Sherea also a hired a maid service, purchased high-end clothing and airline tickets for herself and her family and made a deposits and payments on luxury vehicles.   MAY 30, 2018, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A former employee of a Williamsburg medical practice was convicted on fraud charges Tuesday for allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 from her […]

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Amanda Hahn pleads ‘not guilty” to stealing $182,000 from Dr. Zinni

Charged with stealing cash deposits, forging checks, payroll fraud and misuse of doctor’s credit cards Mar-19-19, CANFIELD, Ohio -The Austintown woman accused of embezzling $182,000 from a Canfield doctor’s office was in court Tuesday. Amanda Hahn appeared in a Canfield courtroom where she pleaded not guilty to one count each of forgery and aggravated theft.  […]

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Former oral surgeon employee facing embezzlement charges, suspected in more patient thefts

JUL2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – A former surgical center employee, charged earlier this year with embezzling a patient’s refund, is suspected of doing the same to more than 30 other patients to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, according to recently filed court records. Erin Marie Bokemper, 31, of Midwest City, was charged in […]

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