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PORT ST. LUCIE — A former dental office manager did a different type of filling: diverting insurance payments to her private bank accounts, according to an arrest affidavit.
An estimated $20,000 illegally ended up in the accounts of Marissa Minor, 31, of Stuart, the affidavit states. She is charged with fraud, possession of forged documents and larceny and is in the St. Lucie County Jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.
She was arrested Tuesday following an investigation that began last year when someone took over her job at Gentle Breeze Dental on Port St. Lucie Boulevard. In December, the new office manager told the police she discovered discrepancies in patient insurance payments received while Minor was employed there, from March to November.
After police got involved, they found that checks were deposited in Minor’s accounts at PNC Bank and at JP Morgan Chase Bank. Signatures were forged. Investigators got bank records for the prior 10 months and found more. A total of 30 checks had been taken, the affidavit states.
Bank surveillance videos showed the checks being deposited by a person matching Minor’s appearance. That person drove away in a 2013 Nissan Altima belonging to Minor, the affidavit states.
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|Charge Description||Status||Bond Amount|
|Second Deg Grand Theft||Pending||$25,000.00|
|Poss Of Forged Notes Or Bills||Pending||$5,000.00|
|Organized Fraud 20,000 Or More Less Than 50,000||Pending||$25,000.00|
|Charges Number||Description||Original Bond||Current Bond|
|812.014-4088||LARC – GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS||$3,000.00||$3,000.00|
|414.39-7241||FRAUD – ENGAGE IN PUBLIC AID FRAUD 200 DOLS OR MORE||$3,000.00||$3,000.00|
|Last Name||First Name||Middle Name||Race||Sex||Date of Birth|
|Seq No.||Charge||Charge Type||Disposition|
|1||GRAND THEFT 3RD DEG||FELONY||NO ACTION|
|Seq. No.||Date||Book/Page||Docket||Assessed||Paid||Balance||Last Assessed||Last Payment|
|14||03/31/2003||NOTICE OF FAILURE TO PAY SENT|
|13||02/28/2003||CLOSING JUDGE SCHWARTZ, LAWRENCE A|
|1||02/18/2003||ARRAIGNMENT HEARING SCHEDULED FOR 02/28/2003 AT 08:30|
|11||02/16/2003||ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER|
|10||02/14/2003||INTAKE UNIT ASSIGNED: FSU – CASE SCREENING|
|9||02/14/2003||INTAKE PROS. ASSIGNED: BETTENDORF-PL, KRISTI-CB|
|7||02/08/2003||FIRST APPEARANCE/BOND HEARING – A.M.|
|6||02/08/2003||ATTORNEY TYPE APPOINTED AT BOND HEARING PUBLIC DEFENDER|
|5||02/08/2003||REPORT RE: BOND REVIEW SET FOR 02/10/2003 AT 09:00|
|4||02/08/2003||PUBLIC DEFENDER APPLICATION FEE/AFFIDAVIT TO BE PAID IN FULL AMOUNT 40.00|
|2||02/07/2003||FIRST APPEARANCE/BOND HEARING – P.M.|