A politically active embezzler — NJ woman charged with embezzling over $400k from dental lab; admits that much of it donated to a local political campaign

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, was Caldwell-Wilson’s campaign treasurer who signed off on the North Ward councilwoman’s election reports, according to state records.

Torres is charged with 10 felony counts for allegedly embezzling more than $430,000 from Shu Dental Laboratory, located in Morrisville, Pa., where Torres was hired as a bookkeeper in July 2016.

Caldwell-Wilson said after Tuesday’s council meeting that Torres “cleaned me out” by stealing money from her election account, and that she was the one who reported her campaign treasurer “as soon as I found out.”

“It’s still very upsetting for me because she’s my friend,” the councilwoman said. “She called me ‘mom.’ I feel very sorry for her children and I’m concerned about her family. It’s devastating.”

The councilwoman said the two were so close that she attended a graduation for Torres’ son.

That trust was apparently misplaced, as prosecutors revealed that Torres used more than $21,000 in stolen money to donate to the councilwoman’s campaign fund.

Prosecutors say Torres began issuing unauthorized business checks to herself, her son and other groups almost immediately upon starting the job at Shu Dental.

The unauthorized transfers totaled $439,637.19.

About half of those transactions happened earlier this year when Torres made a series of large transfers from Shu Dental’s business line of credit, prosecutors say.

A review of the company’s accounting logs showed Torres issued 188 unauthorized checks, each fraudulently stamped with the signature of the company’s owner. Investigators say she falsified documentation to make 177 of those expenditures appear legitimate. The other 11 had no supporting documentation, according to prosecutors in the case.

Officials say Torres also gave herself three unauthorized raises, increasing her pay by 50 cents an hour in September 2016 and again by another 50 cents in November 2016. The following June, she gave herself a pay increase of $1 per hour, according to prosecutors who say she collected an additional $6,114 through the wage increases.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Torres admitted during an interview with detectives from the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office that she used money from Shu Dental to pay her rent, utilities and her son’s college tuition, as well as to cover other personal expenses.

In addition to the funds donated to Caldwell-Wilson, Torres also admitted she gave $5,553 of stolen money to Friends of Ewing Football. Court documents further state that Torres donated an unspecified amount of stolen money to the Lady Margaret Animal Foundation, which was founded by the councilwoman.

Caldwell-Wilson said her records show that Torres never made donations to the animal foundation, but rather stole money from the account.

“According to my knowledge after sitting down with the bank, I didn’t see any contributions [from Torres] to the foundation. I saw a lot of withdrawals,” Caldwell-Wilson said.

The councilwoman said she had to transfer cash from her personal account to the foundation to keep it active.

“Over a period of two years, Yolanda Torres abused her position of trust at Shu Dental Lab to turn a personal profit and conceal a pattern of theft,” First Assistant District Attorney Gregg Shore said in a written statement. “She used her employer like an open checkbook and ravaged the company’s finances.”

Caldwell-Wilson’s campaign coffers had more than $8,300 in it, according to Torres’ last filing from April.

That report shows Torres refunded herself $2,553 on April 26, writing it was a “reimbursement on CC payment for Royal.”

Torres also donated another $300 on Dec. 17, 2017, to Inaugural 2018 Inc. — which was Gov. Phil Murphy’s inauguration committee — according to state records.

Parikh served as senior counsel for Murphy’s transition team. Murphy’s wife, Tammy, is part of the nonprofit’s board of trustees, records show.

Aside from the lone $2,500 reimbursement, the records do not indicate any other political donations from Torres to Caldwell-Wilson. Political donations are supposed to be reported on election reports, with a maximum individual contribution limit of $2,600.

At-large councilman Jerell Blakeley called that “troubling.”

“I just have one question: How does Marge’s treasurer contribute $20,000 to her campaign without any record of it on Marge’s ELEC reports,” Blakeley said. “Something doesn’t smell right. I look forward to the prosecutor’s investigation of this very troubling news.”

Caldwell-Wilson, a former state social worker originally from Scotland, was re-elected to a third term in June following her convincing runoff win over challenger and perpetual foe Algernon Ward.

Caldwell-Wilson recently came under fire when West Ward councilwoman Robin Vaughn via Facebook called on her to resign from the legislative body over her ties to the Trenton Downtown Association, which was established decades ago when the city created a special improvement district to foster downtown growth.

Vaughn felt it was a conflict of interest for Caldwell-Wilson to sit on TDA’s board of directors. Caldwell-Wilson declined to bow to Vaughn, who was roundly rebuffed by online detractors who felt she was being petty.

Torres is charged with dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, theft, receiving stolen property, identity theft and crimes related to the illegal use of computers. A Pennsylvania judge set bail at $100,000.

The investigation into the thefts began in July after a client contacted Shu Dental to report an unauthorized $1,316 charge on his business credit card completed by Torres.

The criminal complaint says Torres resigned from the company July 13 after she was questioned about the transaction by the company owner.

As of this time, Torres is only charged by Bucks County prosecutors. A Mercer County investigation is ongoing and the councilwoman is fully cooperating with detectives.

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Police: TX Thief tried using stolen identity to get $45,000 in new teeth in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) —
Help Sugar Land Police take a bite out of crime and identify a man whose smiling face isn’t exactly what it appears to be.

The man, police say, used a stolen identity to try and get $45,000 worth of new teeth.

In late November, he showed up at Smile Texas and was pre-approved by two lenders. According to the dentist’s office, he showed an ID. He filled out the paperwork. He even had X-rays and dental molds made.

“He was eager to get it done quickly,” said Elsa Horn, Smile Texas’ finance coordinator. “No alarms. He had everything set up ahead of time. Our patients can go online ahead of time and be pre-approved for financing.”

But he didn’t show up the day of the surgery. When the dental office tried to contact him, they learned he wasn’t who he said he was.

The best piece of evidence against him, other than his dental records, is his smiling face. Police are hoping this shot helps lead to his arrest.

“We’re hoping to get his picture out, get him on the news, and get him identified,” said Sergeant Matt Levan. “You see him smiling in the picture, and he does need a little bit of work on his teeth. ”

We did reach out the man whose identity was stolen. He did not return our requests for comment.

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NV Couple accused of using woman’s identity to receive dental work

A couple has been charged with identity theft for allegedly using a woman’s personal information to obtain treatment at a dental office in Hillsborough, court documents state. Above is a Sept. 2011 file photo of a man having a cavity filled.

HILLSBOROUGH — A man and his girlfriend are facing identity theft charges after allegedly using his ex-wife’s personal information to receive treatment last year at a Hillsborough dental office, court documents state.

John Turner, 48, and Tina Babich, 47, both with last known addresses in Wildwood, are accused of visiting the dental office between July 10 and 12, 2013, to obtain a root canal for Babich, according to an affidavit filed in Superior Court in Somerville. The couple were charged on Thursday.

At the time, Babich identified herself by Turner’s ex-wife’s name and provided the other woman’s Social Security number, date of birth, insurance information and place of employment, the affidavit states. Turner used his real name, but identified Babich by his ex-wife’s name, the affidavit states.

The dental office performed a partial root canal on Babich, but the ex-wife, who lives in Florida, later told police no one, including Turner, had “her permission or authorization to give her personal information to obtain dental/medical benefits,” the affidavit states.

A witness from the dental office also identified Babich as someone who worked there for about a week several years earlier, the affidavit states.

Authorities have been unable to locate Turner and Babich, according to the affidavit.

content retrieved from:  https://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2014/02/couple_accused_of_using_womans_identity_to_receive_dental_work.html

Prosperident bags another one! Office manager pleads no contest to embezzling $400K from Roanoke VA dental practice

Prosperident’s Wendy Askins has put more than her share of embezzlers behind bars.  This week, Wendy’s excellent work resulted in another embezzler going away.  Read on …

A former office manager for a Roanoke orthodontist has pleaded no contest to embezzling more than $400,000 from the business.

Deanna Mache Gray, who now lives in South Carolina, was indicted in November on 10 felony counts of embezzlement from her employer, Dr. Penny Lampros, between 2012 and 2016.

On Tuesday in Roanoke Circuit Court, Gray, 43, pleaded no contest to four of those charges and saw the other six dropped.

According to Roanoke Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Andrew Stephens, Gray worked for Lampros for more than a decade, handling her schedules, billing and other record keeping.

Stephens said that after Gray left the office in December 2016, inconsistencies were found in the financial records that suggested “widespread theft of cash payments” through voided transactions, ultimately prompting an investigation by Virginia State Police.

Each count of embezzlement carries the possibility of up to 20 years in prison, but through Gray’s agreement, prosecutors have said they will ask for a punishment within the sentencing guidelines once those are determined.

She will also be required to pay $421,119 in restitution.

Gray’s defense attorney, Ray Byrd, said in court he believed the amount taken was considerably less than the restitution, but he will not present evidence on his client’s behalf until her sentencing hearing, now set for Jan. 15.

Court records show that Lampros has also filed a civil suit against Gray, seeking $850,000 in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages. That case is scheduled to go before a jury just a few days after Gray’s sentencing, on Jan. 19.

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Please be careful when hiring a consultant!


Update October 29, 2018:

It appears that this business is using a new name — East Coast Medical and Dental Staffing LLC.  Same website, same phone number.


Original Article:

We are fortunate to work with some excellent consultants.  However, because consulting to dentists is an unregulated profession, there is nothing stopping people with very checkered pasts holding themselves out as consultants.

The woman shown in the picture above, who has used many different names in the past owns a couple of businesses providing services to dentists. However, there is information about her that should make any dentist question the wisdom of hiring her.

The name she is using for business purposes is Kari Swanson.  Some other names that she may have used in the past are Kari Lyn Swanson, L Schukman, Kari Lyn Schuckman, Kari Lynn Swanson, and Kari Schuckman Gomez.

The two companies that she owns are:

  1.  Dental Temp Solutions, located in Virginia, which has a website that looks like this:

 

2.  The second business is called KLE Dental Jobs.  Its logo looks like this:

It seems that Kari has been in some trouble over the years.  Here are some of the criminal charges that we have identified:

It is questionable whether Kari will be able to carry on her businesses for much longer, because in May 2018 she received a fifty one month federal prison sentence (to be served starting on January 1, 2019) for embezzling from a Virginia dentist.  She was also ordered to repay a six-figure amount at the lofty rate of $150.00 per month.

Her sentencing document is here:

Kari Gomez Sentencing May 2018

However, as alarming as it is that someone with this particular baggage is selling her services to unsuspecting dentists, this conviction was not the only brush with the law for Kari.  A search of Virginia state records revealed a number of other convictions including a least a few that were fraud-related.  Based on the number of names that Ms. Schuckman / Swanson / Gomez has used over the years, it is entirely possible that there is more, but here is what we found:

We asked Kari for her comments but did not receive a response.

Kari is not the only consultant who causes us concern.  Please see this post – https://www.prosperident.com/arizona-consultant-accused-scamming-dentists/

Jury acquits Whitfield Co. woman on theft charges from DSO

On Monday, after a week-long trial, a jury in Whitfield County acquitted a woman who had been charged in 2012 for the theft of $112,000 in cash from a business known as Benevis, also known as Kool Smiles.

Defense Attorney McCracken Poston disputed the fact that McGill stole the cash, but did admit she didn’t deposit the $112,000 over the two-year period in question. He argued before the jury that the same amount the state claimed was stolen by McGill as a “fiduciary” of the company had been applied to an “intensive incentives program” for the office and its employees.

Poston countered that McGill was instructed by the then Chief Operating Officer of Kool Smiles, as well as her then District Manager who performed quarterly audits, to utilize the cash for what he described to the jury as “An ‘intensive incentive program’ that made the office operate at a frenetic pace to drive up the sales of Medicaid-billed services”.

Poston said of the almost constant contests, incentives and recognitions in this period of time at the Dalton office, that “the place was operating like something between a game show and a sweatshop. ”

Poston said “Creature comforts were purchased and brought into the office for the benefit of the employees, including iPods, a popcorn machine, exercise equipment, visits from a masseuse. and a seemingly never-ending series of contests and prizes for the top performing employees. or for the office as a whole, as its Medicaid sales numbers went up.” Poston said daily prizes included cash awards for employees who met and surpassed sales performance goals, and evidence was provided of the practice in the form of a receipt from a winning employee.

“This was all going gangbusters. until the United States Senate Finance Committee began to make inquiries of the practices of these dental chains, including specifically Kool Smiles, of using incentives to drive sales of Medicaid-billed services.” Poston continued, “And then an expose’ by the PBS series ‘Frontline’ was being produced.’

Poston added “Evidence came out in the trial that the company, worried that employees would use their cell phones to become whistleblowers, went so far as to create daily incentives for locking up employee cell phones during work hours”.

Poston said that evidence was given at the trial that a box of the receipts for all of the items bought with the cash that would have proven his client’s innocence was removed from the building “without warning, and then two large men in dark suits who claimed to be from a security company hired by former Kool Smiles COO Bill Brigham showed up on February 1.”

Poston said one of the men, Robert Strickland from Strickland Security and Safèty Systems, Inc., of Atlanta, was “wearing an “NFL ring” which he spun around in McGill’s face as Strickland interrogated her with his colleague, Raymond Glaze.

Poston says McGill, who was five months pregnant at the time, was told by the men that unless she cooperated, she “would have her baby in prison and never see it again.”

McGill testified at trial that one of the men wrote out a statement for her to sign, and she signed it to get away from them. Poston says it was proven at trial that many of the things handwritten on the so-called confession we’re patently not true, but McGill ‘Was told to write it and she complied. An example of this is the written “explanation” for the crime, that her husband was laid off from work and that she had taken a pay cut to take the job. Poston said it was proven to trial that neither of these things were true, and put up expert witness Dr. Gregory DeClue, a forensic psychologist who had tested McGill and found her to be among an “extremely suggestible” personality type.

Dr. DeClue also testified about modern interrogation methods and training that ensure against false confessions, noting the lack of any recording of the contact between the men and Poston’s client.

“Strickland has claimed in multiple social media sites that he spent three years playing in the National Football League,” Poston said, ‘nd so much of his work as a bodyguard involved intimidation. ” Poston added, “When I confronted him in cross-examination with the team rosters from the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets from 1983-1985, Strickland had to admit on the witness stand that he was not on them and had never played a single game in the NFL. ”

Poston said that it also came out in the trial from the then Human Resources director of Kool Smiles that she had not been the one who called Strickland’s company to interrogate her employee. but that they were called in bv then COO Bill Brigham.

Poston said, “All the jury had to do ‘was connect the dots on the timeline. As long as things were going well, the fict that 45 of 52 weekly deposits in a year did not make it to the bank was no problem. It was all getting poured back into the company and was ensuring high Medicaid billings. When the United States Senate inquiry turned toward Kool Smiles, Jennifer McGill went from being a company asset to its greatest liability. Sending Strickland and Glaze to coerce a false confession out of her could give the company an explanation for the absence of over $ ] 12,000.00, an excuse that would fill a large hole on the books that could have been questioned in a potential Medicaid fraud investigation.’

After the week-long trial, the jury found McGill not guilty after four hours of deliberations.

Content retrieved from: https://newschannel9.com/news/local/jury-acquits-whitfield-co-woman-on-theft-charges

 

Former KY bookkeeper faces more charges in dental office theft

A bookkeeper accused of taking more than $17,000 from a local dentist office faces additional charges.

Jennifer Rose Priddy, 30, of Elizabethtown, a former employee of Dr. Douglas L. Baumgardner, was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury in January on one count of theft by unlawful taking.

Aaron Gabhart, a detective with Kentucky State Police, was given the opportunity in September 2009 to testify about the circumstances leading to the charge. In the preliminary hearing, he said an investigation uncovered several instances of deposit slips not matching daily receipts, discounts manually entered on a computerized bookkeeping system when cash receipts were involved and funds transferred between patient accounts without sufficient documentation.

The inaccuracies, dating from March 2005 through June 2008, were discovered when “a large number of unprocessed claims” surfaced and the accounts were reviewed, according to Gabhart.

According to court records, about $50,000 had not been billed through accounts receivable and a total of $17,032.42 was unaccounted for through deposit records.

Gabhart said two employees were working at the dental office during the time and Priddy was the only one with access to the bookkeeping system and responsible for bank deposits.

On July 19, a grand jury heard additional evidence and charged Priddy with theft by deception, over $300, and complicity. She is accused of acting alone or in concert with Eric D. Bradley, 23, of unlawfully obtaining property or services of another “by creating or reinforcing a false impression.”

Bradley, of Eastview, was indicted on the same charges.

Court documents indicate that Bradley – a relative of Priddy’s – was a patient of Baumgardner’s. Bradley is accused of not paying for dental services valued at more than $500. Priddy is accused of diverting payments from other patients’ accounts to cover Bradley’s bill.

Priddy’s bond is set at $9,500 unsecured on condition that she have no contact with the dental office or Bradley.

Bradley’s bond is $5,000 cash only on condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim or Priddy.

They were arraigned Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

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Worker accused of stealing $25,000 from Missouri dentist’s office

SUNSET HILLS • A woman who worked at a pediatric dental practice fraudulently sent refunds to credit cards she owned, stealing a total of $25,473.97, according to a charge filed Friday.

Sandra Howell, 49, stole the money between Jan. 1, 2017, and Tuesday from Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills on Sunset Office Drive. Howell has now been charged in St. Louis County Circuit Court with one count of stealing $25,000 or more.

According to court documents, she confessed to her employer and then to police, admitting to fraudulently crediting the refunds to four credit cards belonging to her. She said she stole the money to pay medical bills.
Howell’s bail was set at $25,000.

Like mother, like daughter?

Sometimes we get interesting calls at Prosperident.

In September 2018, we received a chat request from someone named Vanessa Harpold.  While the conversation took a few twists, eventually she told us that on one of the pages in our Hall of Shame ( https://www.prosperident.com/scottsbluff-woman-receives-30-days-in-jail-and-3-years-probation/) the picture that we display is of someone other than the embezzler, who coincidentally has the name Connie Harpold.

Vanessa’s story (which was basically that there were two people named Connie Harpold in the same town of 15,000 people in Nebraska) had some inconsistencies and generally lacked credibility.  Our research department confirmed that the picture we were displaying was, in fact, the right person, and that Vanessa is actually the daughter of the person convicted of embezzling.

Here are a couple of pictures of  Vanessa, should she ever darken your doorstep:

 

 

 

 

 

The transcript of the chat with Vanessa is somewhat amusing (particularly where the Prosperident team member responding to the chat was having obvious difficulty controlling herself) and a slightly redacted version is reproduced below.


Vanessa Harpold 8:48 PM
joined the chat

(Prosperident staffer) 8:48 PM
Hi, there.

Vanessa Harpold 8:49 PM
Hello! I have a few questions on an article.

(Prosperident staffer) 8:49 PM
Are you a dentist?

Vanessa Harpold 8:49 PM
No I am not.

(Prosperident staffer) 8:50 PM
OK. May I ask your connection with dentistry?

Vanessa Harpold 8:50 PM
I had a family member in that field.

(Prosperident staffer) 8:51 PM
Sure. I may not be the right person to answer your questions, but give it a try, and if I can’t answer them I will find somebody who can address them tomorrow.

Vanessa Harpold 8:51 PM
What happened to the woman in the article about embezzlement charges in Gering?

(Prosperident staffer) 8:52 PM
I am not sure which article you’re referring to. We have about 500 out there.

Vanessa Harpold 8:53 PM
“Nebraka woman recieves 30 days in jail and three years probation” is the title.

(Prosperident staffer) 8:53 PM
And where do you see this article?

Vanessa Harpold 8:54 PM
On this website?

(Prosperident staffer) 8:54 PM
On Prosperident’s website?

Vanessa Harpold 8:54 PM
Yes

(Prosperident staffer) 8:55 PM
Ok. Not to be difficult, but wouldn’t the title of the article answer the exact question you were asking?

Vanessa Harpold 8:55 PM
I mean does she know about the use of her picture, and the sharing of all the personal information?

(Prosperident staffer) 8:56 PM
I have no idea what she knows. And to be clear, this is not “personal information”; it is information that is already in the public domain.

Vanessa Harpold 8:56 PM
I think you should take the picture down.

(Prosperident staffer) 8:57 PM
Why would we do that?

Vanessa Harpold 8:58 PM
Because, she didn’t consent to the usage of her photo.

(Prosperident staffer) 8:59 PM
I’m sorry, but her consent isn’t required. Perhaps you are aware of the First Amendment.

Vanessa Harpold 9:00 PM
Excuse me that is not the correct person. Basically you are slandering this woman.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:00 PM
So you are saying that the picture we have is not the same person as the one who was convicted of this crime?

Vanessa Harpold 9:01 PM
Yes.

Vanessa Harpold 9:02 PM
Take the photo down.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:03 PM
I am disinclined to believe you. It’s funny how your approach changed from “there is personal information there that shouldn’t be“ to “you have a picture of the wrong person” suddenly

Vanessa Harpold 9:04 PM
I am a relative of the woman I’m asking you to take it down, as it isn’t her.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:04 PM
Perhaps you should more fully explain your connection to this matter. I see that you have the same last name as the person convicted.

Vanessa Harpold 9:05 PM
Got me?

(Prosperident staffer) 9:06 PM
As I said, I am a bit skeptical. Nonetheless, since you have brought this up, I will pass your comments to our research department. What is the date of birth of your relative?

Vanessa Harpold 9:07 PM
11/13/64

(Prosperident staffer) 9:08 PM
Thank you. Our research folks will investigate. It will probably take them 2 to 3 days. If they are able to establish that the lightness on the website is a different person than the Connie Harpold in the article, they will remove the picture. In what city and state does your relative live?

Vanessa Harpold 9:09 PM
Scottsbluff NE

(Prosperident staffer) 9:09 PM
So if I understand this, there are two people with this name in the same city, of the same age.

Vanessa Harpold 9:10 PM
They are not the same age genius.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:10 PM
They seem to be pretty close. Do you happen to know the other Connie?

Vanessa Harpold 9:11 PM
Yes actually I do.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:13 PM
So I’m guessing then that you are also related to the other Connie.

Vanessa Harpold 9:14 PM
Not any longer

(Prosperident staffer) 9:14 PM
Does that mean she goes by a different name now?

Vanessa Harpold 9:14 PM
Indeed

(Prosperident staffer) 9:14 PM
Would you mind sharing? That is certainly the easiest way to get the one you were still related to off the hook.

Vanessa Harpold 9:16 PM
Why would I share that information with you (Prosperident staffer)? You would use it to make her into some kind of satanic, money guzzling person. So, im sorry but that information is classified.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:17 PM
OK. I understand. If we have printed the picture of the wrong person, I apologize. As I say our research folks will take a look at this, and we will let you know by email with the outcome is.

Vanessa Harpold 9:17 PM
So your researchers basically stalk these people?

(Prosperident staffer) 9:18 PM
Not at all. However, since you have raise this issue, we now need to deal with it.

Vanessa Harpold 9:19 PM
I think that they do (Prosperident staffer). That picture had to be searched for. By watching this woman for a long time.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:20 PM
I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing that picture was taken from some public source. We certainly don’t send people around the country with cameras.

Vanessa Harpold 9:21 PM
I didn’t mean stalking like that. Someone waited until they saw Connie on some social media. Stalking her.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:22 PM
We millennials call that “creeping”. Stalking implies actual physical observation.

Vanessa Harpold 9:23 PM
Do you or do you not “psychially” watch this woman?
You should leave these people alone.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:23 PM
As I said, we do not send people around the country with cameras

Vanessa Harpold 9:24 PM
Why do you need a photo of the person anyway?

(Prosperident staffer) 9:25 PM
We normally publish pictures of people with a history of embezzling from dentists.

Vanessa Harpold 9:26 PM
You cannot use this picture.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:27 PM
Yes, you suggested that before.
As much as I’d like to continue the banter, I am the only person working here tonight, and I do have some other things to attend to. Is there anything else I can help you with?

Vanessa Harpold 9:31 PM
I would like someone else to speak with, higher power than you.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:31 PM
I think I just mentioned that I’m the only person here.

Vanessa Harpold 9:31 PM
Yes genius I can read.
Don’t u have a supervisor?

(Prosperident staffer) 9:32 PM
Congratulations. You must be very proud.
Yes, I do.

Vanessa Harpold 9:36 PM
Do you have contact information for a supervisor I can speak to? I’m sure they’d love to hear about a possible defamation case as well as your snide remarks.

(Prosperident staffer) 9:36 PM
Transcript of this conversation will be automatically sent to them.

Vanessa Harpold 9:39 PM
OK bye (Prosperident staffer)

Pennsylvania woman convicted of $100K theft from Montco dental office; receives 6 months house arrest

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 60 months in the county’s intermediate punishment program, the first six months of which must be served under house arrest, after she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking in connection with incidents that occurred while she worked for Celebrity Smiles along Bethlehem Pike in Springfield.

While under house arrest Zonay can leave her home only for court-approved purposes such as work and medical appointments.

Zonay will serve the remainder of the 60-month sentence under intensive probation.

Judge Todd D. Eisenberg also ordered Zonay to pay $103,849 in restitution in connection with the theft.

An investigation began in November 2017 when the owner of the dental practice reported to Springfield Township police that he discovered an employee, identified as Zonay, had been stealing from the business, according to the criminal complaint.

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