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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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Florida man uses fake ID, steals $41K in dental implants, $10K for French bulldog

Rico said if he got his teeth fixed, he’d “look better for conducting fraudulent transactions at other locations in Florida.” November 21, 2018 at 3:14 PM EST (RNN) – Timothy Powell, 52, of Plantation, FL, has new $41,000 teeth and an almost $10,000 dog. He paid for none of it. One of his victims, a […]

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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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Woman charged with stealing thousands from Fort Pierce dental patients

Dec. 05, 2012 FORT PIERCE — An investigation into a dentist’s former billings clerk has ended with her arrest on charges of fraud and theft of thousands of dollars of patient’s cash payments, according to police reports. In April, Dr. Norman Knowles fired Port St. Lucie resident Kelly Rivera, 31, citing questionable behavior by the […]

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Doctor’s office manager arrested, suspected of taking $280K from business

Jamie Lynn Entrekin, 43, who worked for Surgical Specialists of Ocala, was arrested Tuesday and charged with organized fraud. By Austin L. MillerStaff writer A former doctor’s office manager is suspected of taking more than $280,000 from the business to pay her credit card bills. Jamie Lynn Entrekin, 43, who worked for Surgical Specialists of […]

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