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Dental assistant charged with stealing jewelry from sedated patients

Feb 8, 19 — A Long Island dental assistant is under arrest, accused of stealing jewelry from patients. Arieta Gouvakis, 38, worked as a dental assistant to Dr. Elliot Koschitzki at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in Rocky Point. She is accused of removing jewelry worth between $1,000 and $3,000 from two patients who […]

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DA: Ex-administrator for pediatric practice sentenced in $3.1 million theft

January 9, 2019 – A Selden man convicted of embezzling more than $3 million from his employer was sentenced Wednesday to 3 to 9 years in prison, prosecutors said. Peter Singh, 43, who pleaded guilty to grand larceny Nov. 7 in Nassau County Court in Mineola, also must pay a civil judgment of $3.1 million […]

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Flushing NY Dental Office Manager Steals $35K from Employer

Jan 11, 2018 – Law enforcement agents extracted a former Flushing dental office manager and hauled her to court on charges that she allegedly stole thousands in insurance payments to the clinic. Prosecutors said that Manhattan’s Katerin Rochet, 37, was picked up on Jan. 9 on a nine-count indictment charging her with third-degree grand larceny, […]

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Ex-hygienist charged 20 years after murder

August 2017 The woman charged with murdering her businessman husband more than 20 years ago has finally appeared in court in New York this week. Roslyn Pilmar, 60, and her brother Evan Wald, 43, are accused of murdering her husband Howard Pilmar outside his Manhattan office in 1996. Howard Pilmar, 40,  was stabbed 25 times […]

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Cops: Deborah Ervin, office worker, stole $56G from dentists | Newsday

Deborah Ervin, 45, of Island Park, was arrested Monday, March 7, 2016, and charged with grand larceny, police said. (Photo Credit: NCPD) An Island Park woman was arrested Monday after stealing more than $56,000 from two dental offices where she worked, Nassau police said. Deborah Ervin, 45, pocketed cash payments from patients while she was […]

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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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Wilton woman charged with embezzlement

Police say Wilton woman made partial repayment to former employer Thursday, March 24, 2016 Debra Obenhoff, 44, a Wilton woman was accused of stealing almost a million dollars from the medical company she managed tried to pay back a small amount of it in 2015, Colonie Police said. A Wilton woman accused of stealing $871,728 […]

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Woman charged with stealing money from dentist office patients

Mar 24, 2017 Amanda Spadaro Reporter @aspadaro845 NEW WINDSOR – A Wallkill woman was arrested Friday by town police and charged with stealing money from patients at a dentist’s office and altering business records. Carmen Alvarado-Green, 32, was arrested following a two-month investigation, according to a press release from New Windsor police. Police said the investigation showed […]

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Dentist receptionist stole patient info to buy $700K in Apple gift cards

February 5, 2015 A receptionist at a Manhattan dental office stole confidential information from hundreds of patient’s and teamed up with a​ former Apple employee to open fraudulent credit lines and buy hundreds of thousands in ​Apple ​gift cards, authorities said. Annie Vuong, 27, allegedly copied the confidential records of over 250 patients, including their […]

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