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Durango woman sentenced for stealing $500,000 from dental office

Jan. 4, 2019 Robin Bernazzani embezzled from Dental Associates of the Southwest A Durango woman was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for stealing more than half a million dollars from her former employer. Robin Bernazzani pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $500,000 from Dental Associates of the Southwest, 801 Florida Road, over a […]

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Lansing medical office manager sentenced after embezzling nearly $800K

LANSING – Patients at a pulmonary care practice in Lansing face increased wait times ever since an office manager embezzled nearly $800,000 from the business, said a partner at the firm. Speaking at a sentencing hearing for Ruthanne Finn, a 67-year-old Bath woman who pleaded guilty to the crime, Dr. David Young said his practice is having a hard time […]

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Office manager pleads no contest to embezzling $400K from Roanoke dental practice

A former office manager for a Roanoke orthodontist has pleaded no contest to embezzling more than $400,000 from the business. Deanna Mache Gray, who now lives in South Carolina, was indicted in November on 10 felony counts of embezzlement from her employer, Dr. Penny Lampros, between 2012 and 2016. On Tuesday in Roanoke Circuit Court, […]

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Long Island Bank CEO Spent $3M in Stolen Cash on Lottery, Feds Say

“The person responsible for paying the sham dental invoices probably lost their job as a result of this.   William “Bill” Hiltz May 15, 2018 A credit union executive from Valley Stream has been accused of embezzling $6 million from the financial institution and spending about half of that money on lottery tickets, federal prosecutors said. […]

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Durango woman says she embezzled $500,000 from dental office

A 49-year-old Durango woman has been arrested for embezzling an estimated $500,000 from her former employer at a local dentist office over a six-year period. Robin Bernazzani was booked this week into the La Plata County Jail on felony charges of theft from Dental Associates of the Southwest. She is free on $25,000 bail. Calls […]

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Maine woman pleads guilty to health care fraud worth more than $500,000

April 30, 2018 A Scarborough, Maine woman pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $500,000 from a dentist and a doctor. Carrie Caporino, 46, acknowledges the thefts from two health care practices and the fraudulent use of a Social Security number. Caporino, entered the guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Portland to two counts […]

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Police: Former Lansing medical office manager embezzled nearly $800K

November 30, 2017 LANSING – Patients at a pulmonary care practice in Lansing face increased wait times ever since an office manager embezzled nearly $800,000 from the business, said a partner at the firm. Speaking at a sentencing hearing for Ruthanne Finn, a 67-year-old Bath woman who pleaded guilty to the crime, Dr. David Young said his practice is having […]

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Ex-IT head accused of stealing $800K from nonprofit North County clinic

The former head of information technology at the nonprofit North County Health Services, which provides services to low-income people, pleaded not guilty Friday to siphoning nearly $800,000 from the organization. Hector Ramos, 55, was charged with 49 counts related to the loss of the money, which authorities said happened over the course of eight months […]

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