Durham Regional Police began investigating in July after two Pickering dentists filed fraud complaints against their office manager.
The fraud unit found that since April 2013, the accused used her position to steal cheques from patients that were payable to the dentists, police spokesman Jodi MacLean said.
She’s accused of depositing the cheques into her personal bank account.
Detectives later determined five other dentists with offices in Brampton and Bramalea were also allegedly ripped off, MacLean said.
In total, she’s accused of bilking seven dentists of more than $160,000 in cheques and more than $48,000 in cash deposits since September 2009.
Jean Hakim, 39, is charged with seven counts of fraud over $5,000, two counts of theft over $5,000, three counts of fraud under $5,000, three counts of uttering a forged document and one count of forgery.
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