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Woman charged with forgery, stealing $400k from job at Hinsdale dentist’s office

Bail was set at $300,000 for a Crest Hill woman charged with forging checks and stealing from her employer in west suburban Hinsdale. Roxana Dusanek, 56, allegedly stole more than $400,000 from a a Hinsdale dental practice over three years, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office. Dusanek was charged with theft in excess of $100,000, […]

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It was all a fraud: Green Valley dentist, others scammed by ‘friend’

Harry Jamison knew exactly what his retirement would look like. World travel. Scuba diving. Flying. Boating. Long drives in his Hummer H1. With his house paid off, he’d be able to help his grandchildren through college. Now those dreams are dead. Instead of closing his office and flying off to Belize, the 77-year-old Green Valley […]

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

JUNE 7, 2018, BY DALLAS FRANKLIN (KFOR) 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 […]

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Office manager of Bucks County medical practice stole more than $415K from business

JANUARY 26, 2018 BUCKS COUNTY — An office manager who drove a Doylestown medical practice to the brink of financial ruin by stealing more than $415,000 over a six-year span was sentenced Thursday to serve one to three years in state prison. “You did it by essentially looting from your friends and colleagues,” Bucks County […]

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Ellsworth woman sentenced to 5 years in prison

Feb 19, 2018 Elizabeth A. Palo, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for felony theft from a business on Feb. 16. She must also pay back $310,000 to Kinnic Health and Rehab, a River Falls nursing home and care facility where she used to work as an office manager. Palo pleaded guilty to […]

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Practice managers who steal: A cautionary tale for doctors.

Source: Practice managers who steal: A cautionary tale for doctors | FierceHealthcare It’s easy for busy doctors to trust their practice managers to manage their books and run the business side of operations. But recent cases involving office managers who embezzled from practices show that trust can be misplaced. Doctors who don’t pay attention to office […]

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Dental receptionist accused of embezzling $250K

Jan. 22, 2013 HAMLIN – Dental practices in Hamlin and Alum Creek claim embezzlement of at least $250,000 by a veteran employee, and allege that in three months prior to her Hawaiian vacation last year, there were no cash payments recorded. Dentists William J. Artrip and Carol V. Buffington accuse former employee LaDonna Johnson, who […]

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Woman stole $400,000 from dentist, spent it on Disney World and other vacations

CHARLOTTE, NC (Joe Marusak/The Charlotte Observer) – A woman who admitted stealing $409,000 from a Huntersville dental office she managed has been sentenced to a minimum of nearly five years in prison. Angela Nicole Brown, 45, of Charlotte spent part of the money she stole from the practice of Dr. John Wells on vacations, including to Disney […]

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