Illinois office manager sentenced to 15 months for embezzling $250k

CHICAGO — The former manager of a Mundelein dental office was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for bilking insurers out of about $250,000 over 14 years by billing mostly for work never performed on patients.

“I’ve never even had a parking ticket,” Denise L. Sullivan, 43, of Wadsworth told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber before he imposed the sentence. “This is a crisis beyond all my wildest imagination.”

To buttress the phony claims, Sullivan mailed insurers copies of X-rays of patients who had previously undergone legitimate work, according to prosecutors Scott Levine and Jacqueline Stern.

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