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Woman gets 20 years for embezzling from Naples dental practice

April 14, 2008  A former Naples dental office manager who embezzled about $220,000 over nearly two years left her sentence in the hands of a judge. Cassandra Jean Lorenzi, 38, of Fort Myers, rejected a plea bargain to a year in the county jail because she didn’t want to lose her new job. She had […]

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Florida woman stole $50K from doctor’s office where she worked

Oct 2018 – A Tavernier woman was arrested this week after detectives say she stole more than $50,000 in cash over the course of five years from the doctor’s office where she worked and handled bank deposits. Mary Ellen MItchell-Irizarry, 40, was arrested on felony fraud and larceny charges Wednesday and released later that day […]

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Bookkeeper embezzled $150K from oral surgeon

March 2019 A bookkeeper for a Gainesville oral surgeon accused of embezzling more than $150,000 from him over two years and laundering it through a school PTA was arrested by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Friday. Heather Candace Hushelpeck, 43, of 3027 NW Fourth Terrace, was charged with grand theft of $100,000 or more, embezzlement […]

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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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Woman charged with stealing thousands from Fort Pierce dental patients

DO NOT IGNORE RED FLAGS “I am familiar with this case. Dr. Knowles observed that Kelly was exhibiting unusual behavior (red flags) and this predicated an investigation. Dr. Knowles losses would have been greater had he ignored his employee’s red flag behavior.” – Bill Hiltz 2013- FORT PIERCE — An investigation into a dentist’s former billings […]

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Former employee accused of stealing $85K from Pembroke Pines dental office

A former financial coordinator for a Pembroke Pines dentist is accused of stealing 237 checks over 18 months that were written by patients and insurance companies and worth $85,353, police said. Cynthia Rodriguez, 38, of West Park, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing larceny. She had worked for Dr. Hakan Kinaci at Pembroke Pines […]

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Angela Lynn Manning pleads guilty to embezzling almost $700K

Dec 30, 2018 – PANAMA CITY — A former payroll specialist with a Bay County cardiovascular clinic is now facing decades in prison for stealing almost $700,000 from her employer over the course of several years, according to court records. Angela Lynn Manning, 52, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to five counts of federal wire fraud […]

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Mom, daughter jailed in $170,000 Fort Pierce embezzlement case

FORT PIERCE (Nov 2018) — Two women accused in a roughly $170,000 embezzlement case at Ocean Chiropractic and Health Center each were arrested on an organized fraud charge, according to records released Wednesday. Geneva Jo Moreira Da Silva, 57, and Kala Rihanna Thumma, 27, w ere arrested Tuesday after a Fort Pierce police investigation. A co-owner […]

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