Long Island NY’s Erika Lucassi arrested for dental office embezzlement.

Erika Lucassi

An Ozone Park, Queens, woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing money from a Manhasset dental office for nearly nine years.

Erika Lucassi, 36, was working as an office manager at Manhasset Dental on Northern Boulevard, detectives said in a news release, when she began writing fraudulent business checks to herself in January 2009 and continued through December 2017. The amount of the checks was not disclosed.

Detectives said around 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 16 Lucassi also stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

Lucassi is charged with second-degree larceny and first-degree falsifying business records and was arrested without incident.

She was set to be arraigned Wednesday in Nassau County First District Court.

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A civil lawsuit has also been launched by the practice against Ms. Lucassi, claiming that the amount stolen exceeds $300,000.