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Woman, 66, accused of filing bogus dental claims

The former office manager for an Oak Harbor dentist is accused of stealing thousands of dollars by making false insurance claims, court documents say. Prosecutors charged Katherine D. Hargarten, 66, of Coupeville, in Island County Superior Court March 14 with theft in the first degree and five counts of making false claim for a health […]

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Woman sentenced in Kitsap’s largest embezzlement case

(Photo: Contributed photo) PORT ORCHARD — A woman sentenced Jan. 23 to six years in prison for stealing $1.1 million from her Kingston employer was accused of living the lifestyle of a reality TV star at the expense of the trust her bosses placed in her to keep the books. The massive theft perpetrated by Tracy […]

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Pasco dental office receptionist admits pocketing cash payments

January 16, 2016 The former receptionist for a Pasco dental office has admitted to stealing at least $8,600 by pocketing cash payments from customers. Marcie Ramirez, 37, pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court to first-degree theft. In her plea statement, Ramirez told the court she took money from several people and kept it, rather […]

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