Embezzlement News #71 July 2018


Dental Embezzlement News from Prosperident
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Issue #71 — July 2018
Sonya Hudson
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One of our longest-serving investigators, Senior Examiner Sonya Hudson conducts many of our Canadian investigations. Sonya is well known for being hyper-organized, and for her skill at writing beautiful, meticulous reports.
Prior to working with Prosperident, Sonya managed the support department of a large practice management software company.
We are thrilled to have Sonya as one of our talented group of fraud examiners.
Engage Your Audience!
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Did you know that there are some topics that we will ONLY discuss at closed-door live events?
See us live if you want the full story.
Here are some places we will be speaking soon:
Jul 13Georgia Dental Association, Fernandina Beach, GA
Aug 25Chicago Dental Meeting, Chicago IL
Sep 7Patterson Dental, Houston TX
Sept 11Augusta Dental Society, Augusta GA
Oct 1Wichita District Dental Society, Wichita KS
Oct 4Southern Association of Orthodontists, New Orleans LA
Oct 11Victoria & District dental Society, Victoria BC
Oct 13Benco Leadership Day, Houston TX
Oct 23
West Central Wisconsin Study Club
Oct 24Seattle Study Club, Rochester NY
Oct 26Synergy Business and Legal Symposium, National Harbor MD
Nov 8NY Academy of Dentistry, New York NY
Nov 28Connecticut Study Club for Excellence, Manchester CT
Dec 5Greater Charlotte Study Club, Charlotte NC
Jan 27Southwest Society of Periodontists, Irving TX
Feb 8Select Study Club, Evansville IN
Apr 26Star of the North Meeting, St. Paul MN
Apr 29Vancouver & District Dental Society Vancouver BC
May 4American Association of Orthodontists, Los Angeles CA
May 7Seattle Study Club, Atlanta GA
To book us for your meeting or study club, click HERE or call us at 888-398-2327.
Summer Giveaway!
Prosperident’s Embezzlement Risk Assessment Questionnaire provides an easy way for a dentist to determine the likelihood that he or she is being embezzled.
Detecting embezzlement early is so much better than discovering it tens of thousands of dollars later.
The questionnaire is completed online, and typically takes 10-15 minutes to finish. Your score, along with some commentary, is provided after completion.
We normally sell the questionnaire on our website for $139, but from now until July 15, we are offering it to dentists at no cost.
To obtain your free access, please email us at requests@dentalembezzlement.com.
Embezzler of the Month
When most people think of Maine, they think of beautiful scenery and lobster. However, when we think of the Pine Tree State, we also think of Carly Caporino.
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According to authorities, from 2014 to 2016, Caporino embezzled about $295,000 from a dental practice. She has pleaded guilty to the theft and will be sentenced later this year.
Check out Carly, and many other embezzlers, in our Hall of Shame HERE.
Something To Talk About…
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Summertime and the living is easy. How we all love summer! Now that one of our favorite seasons is underway, and after some reflection on summers past, it occurred to me that we could do a few things here at Prosperident to help make this summer one of your best yet, at least professionally.
A little-known fact is that vacations play a considerable part in helping to identify embezzlement behavior. Do you have a team member who is reluctant to take a vacation? If they do use their vacation time, do they do it by taking a day or two off, here and there so that it isn’t necessary to have another team member or a temp trained to do their work? Is this same team member territorial about their workspace and computer? Are they ALWAYS the first one to arrive in the office? The last to leave? Do they often work through their lunch break or come in after hours or on weekends to “catch-up”? Do they offer to assist in non-work related tasks for you, such as running personal errands? Well, either you have employed one of the most loyal, hardworking team members on the planet, or it may be that it’s time to find out if there is a reason to re-evaluate this remarkable dedication. That’s where we can offer you some help.
No one likes to see a dedicated and trustworthy employee more than we do. However, if ever you’ve doubted your employee’s keenness to go above and beyond, we would be happy to chat with you about that and other questionable behavior anytime. Likewise, if you have questions about our products and services we are delighted to answer them and to assist you in taking whatever steps are necessary to make sure you feel confident regarding your staff’s behavior and the well-being of your practice.
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David Harris
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