For family and friends of Vilma Nokaj, going to her dental office was good for both their teeth and their wallets, according to police.
The Mahopac resident was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly giving illegal discounts worth $8,200 to eight family members and friends at the Southeast dental office where she worked, state police said. Nokaj, 41, allegedly discounted those accounts from January 2014 to August 2014, police said.
Nokaj was charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records, both felonies, and third-degree forgery, a misdemeanor, police said.
She more or less concurrently made a complaint to the police alleging sexual harassment on the part of one of the dentists at the practice.
She was arraigned in Patterson Town Court and released. The District Attorney's office determined that they did not have a good faith basis to proceed with the prosecution.
Ms. Nokaj subsequently sued her former employer, North East Dental Management, LLC, for discrimination and retaliation. After spending several years in the court system, this case was dismissed in December 2019.