COLDWATER — Coldwater Police arrested a former employee of Smile Avenue Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for embezzlement after an investigation started with customer complaints.
Stephanie Wilkinson, 42, of Coldwater township, was charged with one count of embezzlement, a five-year felony, and making false entries into medical records, a four-year offense.
According to the probable cause affidavit, customers complained to the practice they were being billed for services for which they had already paid. The customers had receipts for cash payments made in both 2014 through this year. An audit found over 200, with a total allegedly taken of $1,764.
Entries had been made into the patient records that did not reflect the payments. Wilkinson denied to police she had taken the money.
Wilkinson was arrested on a warrant with a $25,000 bond. Preliminary proceedings were set before the end of the month.
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