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Which of these fraud (embezzlement) scenarios is worse?

If you were forced to choose… These are two of the various “financial misconduct” schemes that I encounter during my work. Which of these scenarios is worse? If you had to, which one would you choose?

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FBI crime statistics show more women were arrested for embezzlement than men

Report shows 57 percent of embezzlers are women, and law enforcement agencies agree. (Marquet Report on Embezzlement) “In dentistry, the majority of offices employ women in financial positions so 99% of my cases involve female embezzlers.  Many of my largest cases involved stealing small sums of money over time. These schemes can continue for years, […]

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Ex-employee hacks dentist’s FB and posts that office is closed due to drug problem

When an employee is fired or quits, do not let this happen to you.  Follow the steps in our Employment Termination Checklist May 3/19 NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – An ex-employee from Downie Family Dentistry is accused of hacking into the dentistry’s phones and sending messages to customers saying the dentistry was closing due to the […]

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Lorain County women charged after allegedly writing prescriptions using stolen pad from dentist’s office

One of the women used to work for a dentist! APRIL 12, 2019, ELYRIA, OH — Two county women were indicted on multiple felony counts for allegedly writing prescriptions for medications with prescription pads stolen from a dentist. Bridget Dorsey, 31, of Lorain, and Camilla Sandanger, 28, of Elyria, each are facing counts of deception […]

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47 year old female dentist sentenced to 30 months in jail for healthcare fraud

“I wanted to bring this story of dentist fraud to your attention because of the similarities with employee fraud – and the potential implications for dentists they are not prepared.” – Bill Hiltz When insurance companies detect fraudulent claims are being sent from your office – you know their focus will be first on you. […]

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Grand theft suspect targeted dental patients, sheriff says

Demetrius Nolen, 23, is accused of stealing from customers at All Smiles Dentistry April 9/19-FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A Fort Pierce man was arrested on Monday for identity theft, grand theft and fraud. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Demetrius Nolen worked for All Smiles Dentistry and it is believed that is how […]

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Texas Woman Who Embezzled $1.2M From Doctor Kills herself in Walmart Parking Lot Hours Before Sentencing

Paige Bisher became so close to her employers, she added the woman to her will! May 07, 2018 – A Texas woman was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest hours before she was to be sentenced for embezzling more than $1.2 million from the couple she worked for, according to official […]

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3X to 5X No, I am not talking about loupes. It’s something else. I have confronted and fired a surprising number of dishonest employees; both in person or by video. Most employees immediately and vigorously deny the allegations – then leave in a hurry. A few have made verbal threats at the dentist on the […]

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