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Couple charged with stealing more than half a million dollars from dentist.

She “failed to deposit” over 1400 checks! “She cashed checks at currency exchanges, a gas station, a local bar and by depositing them in a bank account” – Bill Hiltz Mar 2019 – ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — A former receptionist and bookkeeper for an Arlington Heights dentist accused of stealing more than $600,000 from her […]

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Dental employee accused of stealing thousands from her trusting employer

Fraudulent use of trusting dentist’s credit card. “Most dental embezzlers are not financial wizards that use complex schemes to conceal their thefts. Instead, they observe a blind spot in the dentist’s oversight; an area that the embezzler knows the dentist will not scrutinize. Such was the case for Dr. Pilgrim.” – Bill Hiltz  March 2019 […]

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Tina Palko accused of stealing over $80,000 from doctor’s office

Too many doctors are ripped off by employees stealing checks. “This case involved theft of checks from the doctors bank account. Tina Palko was able to create checks and forge the doctor’s signature.  Doctors, DO NOT allow your employees to access your checkbook, or put controls in place to monitor and oversee the process of […]

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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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