Oshawa's Jean Hakim is at it again. She was previously nailed in 2016 for embezzling from several practices (see our story HERE.)
And now there are fresh accusations from a different practice for theft that allegedly took place from 2019-2020 in a different practice. The following is from the Toronto Sun newspaper:
Jean Hakim, 43, of Oshawa, is accused of defrauding a dental clinic where she worked out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Durham Regional Police say officers with the financial crimes unit investigated the suspected misappropriation of funds at the clinic, which allegedly spanned from January 2019 until March 2020.
“Following an audit at My Dentist My Doctor clinic, investigators received reports of an office manager who was (allegedly) taking funds that had been received from customers for her own personal benefit,” Const. Crystal Fitzgerald said Wednesday in a statement outlining the accusations.
The clinic’s losses are believed to be about $40,000.
Jean Hakim, aka Jean Persaud, is charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and failure to comply with a probation order.
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