MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A former employee of a Cumberland County dental practice is charged with stealing more than $2,000 from the business. Gina L. Stahlnecker, 48, of Etters, manipulated a company account so that she alone would receive checks without her employer’s knowledge, Upper Allen Township police said. According to charging documents, Stahlnecker, a dental assistant, confessed to her employer that on one occasion several years ago, she took dental scrap metal such as removed fillings, caps, and bridges and sold it for money she shared with the staff. The owner then contacted the company’s contracted metal refinery and learned it had been sending checks to Stahlnecker’s address since 2005, the complaint states. The checks totaled $2,363.52. Stahlnecker is charged with forgery, tampering with records or identification, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, and deceptive business practices. She has been fired from her job. She turned herself in on Wednesday and was released on $4,000 unsecured bail.
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