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Office manager stole from Manhasset Dental, police say

Erika Lucassi is charged with stealing from dentist for nearly nine years. Feb 2018: An Ozone Park, Queens, woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing money from a Manhasset dental office for nearly nine years. Erika Lucassi, 36, was working as an office manager at Manhasset Dental (https://www.manhassetdental.com/)on Northern Boulevard, detectives said in a news […]

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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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