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Tina Palko accused of stealing over $80,000 from doctor’s office

Too many doctors are ripped off by employees stealing checks. “This case involved theft of checks from the doctors bank account. Tina Palko was able to create checks and forge the doctor’s signature.  Doctors, DO NOT allow your employees to access your checkbook, or put controls in place to monitor and oversee the process of […]

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Torres stole $439,637, issued 188 unauthorized checks, stamped with the owner’s signature.

Oct 2018 – A Hamilton woman charged with embezzling money from her employer admitted to authorities that she used some of the stolen funds to make donations to the election campaign of Trenton councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson. “I’m the victim here,” the councilwoman told this newspaper Tuesday night. “She cleaned me out.” Yolanda M. Torres, 43, […]

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Man allegedly altered, cashed checks he stole from kids dentist office

01/18/19- LANCASTER COUNTY, PA. — Police are looking for a 26-year-old man accused of stealing letters containing checks from a mailbox and cashing them. An arrest warrant charges Anthony Selkirk with six felony counts of forgery and a single misdemeanor count of theft, court documents show. Between November 19-20, Selkirk allegedly stole three letters containing checks […]

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Dental office manager charged in $13K theft

This was a case I worked on in 2012. The office manager exhibited several embezzlement red-flags indicators. Hamlin, PA- A long-time, former office manager for a dental office in Hamlin has been charged for allegedly keeping insurance money totaling over $13,000. State Police, Honesdale barracks charged Sharon Swartz, age 58, of Jefferson Township for Theft, […]

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Woman convicted of $100K theft from Montco dental office

Sep 11, 2018 – NORRISTOWN – A Bucks County woman faces several years of court supervision and a hefty restitution bill after she admitted to embezzling more than $100,000 from her employer, a Montgomery County dental office. Michelle Zonay, 40, of the 500 block of Barrington Court, Sellersville, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to […]

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Woman charged with stealing from Community College Dental Clinic

Aug 2018 – A former employee of Luzerne County Community College was arrested today after money went missing from one of the departments at the college.Eyewitness News was the only news crew there when Melissa Sue Taney turned herself into Nanticoke police on Wednesday. She had no comment when we asked if she denied or […]

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Former dental clinic manager gets fed prison in second embezzlement case

Dec, 6, 18 A federal judge on Thursday told Jill Bowser that her drug addiction does not excuse her “outrageous conduct” of embezzlement and forging prescriptions and sent her away for 21 months. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon also tacked on another 10 months for violating probation in a previous embezzlement case. Bowser is a […]

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Felon on probation for embezzling from dental office charged again in similar scheme

A former dental office manager from Pleasant Hills on federal probation after spending 41 months in prison for health care fraud has been at it again, this time using a different name, the FBI says. Jill Bowser, who had previously been known by her married name, Jill D’Angelo, is charged in U.S. District Court again with embezzlement in connection […]

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Office manager of Bucks County medical practice stole more than $415K from business

JANUARY 26, 2018 BUCKS COUNTY — An office manager who drove a Doylestown medical practice to the brink of financial ruin by stealing more than $415,000 over a six-year span was sentenced Thursday to serve one to three years in state prison. “You did it by essentially looting from your friends and colleagues,” Bucks County […]

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Dental assistant accused of stealing gold and silver scrap

Dental assistant accused of stealing precious gold and silver scrap Updated November 3, 2016 at 1:27 PM; Posted November 3, 2016 at 12:21 PM Gina L. Stahlnecker (Upper Allen Township police) As embezzlement cases go, this one is more than a little unusual. Dental assistant Gina L. Stahlnecker has been charged by Upper Allen Township […]

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