An Australian Embezzlement: Woman jailed for stealing from dentist to feed gambling habit

A WOMAN who pilfered close to $200,000 from her employers to feed her pokies habit, continuing to embezzle even after her thefts were discovered, has been jailed for at least nine months.

Mother of two Agnes Pashen, 40, told dentist Dr James Davies almost daily that she would repay the $143,500 she stole after his accountant, while investigating the reason behind the dental practice’s financial failings, discovered the missing money.

Over more than four years, the dental nurse and bookkeeper overpaid her own wages, duplicated payments using internet banking and wrote unauthorised cheques.

She blew the money on pokies and house repayments, the County Court heard. Chief Judge Michael Rozenes said Pashen committed a “serious breach of trust” and continued to thieve, even after Dr Davies allowed her to continue working for him with certain conditions.

During that time, Pashen did book work for a plumber, from whom she stole more than $37,000, bringing the total amount stolen to $181,221.

The plumber reported the thefts to police, who later discovered she had been stealing from the dental practice.

Pashen pleaded guilty to six counts of theft, representing the more than 200 times she stole from the businesses.

Defence counsel Kenneth Oldis said his client had a tough upbringing and suffered depression and anxiety as a result.

He said the Mill Park woman was “frozen with terror” about the prospect of jail time.

Judge Rozenes said the thefts from two small businesses were too serious to warrant any other sentence than immediate imprisonment.

“Thefts by employees are pernicious and particularly so in small businesses, where levels of scrutiny are usually low and hence much reliance is placed on the integrity of trusted staff,” Judge Rozenes said.

The judge said this type of offending was also notoriously difficult to detect and could have deleterious consequences to the ongoing viability of the business, as it did in this case.

Dr Davies told the court his business reputation had been affected by the deception, as well as his credit rating and his hopes of a self-funded retirement.

The judge acknowledged Pashen – who had one unrelated prior – had good prospects of rehabilitation and was unlikely to reoffend.

He sentenced her to two years imprisonment, with a nonparole period of nine months.


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Illinois Bookkeeper gets 5 years for embezzling $127,000

ELMHURST — An Elmhurst bookkeeper was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years in prison for embezzling about $127,000 from a dental office in 2004 and 2005.

Patricia Gaffney, 54, who was convicted by a jury in April of theft of more than $10,000, continued Wednesday to maintain her innocence, blaming her attorneys, the judge’s evidential rulings, the company’s dentists and their office staff. But she admitted having financialproblems.

“You treated the doctors’ accounts as your own piggy banks,” said DuPage County Judge Mark Dwyer.

Assistant State’s Atty. Ken Tatarelis said Gaffney had confessed to Elmhurst police in a 22-page statement but later recanted about depositing checks from Advanced Oral & Maxillofacial.


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South Carolina Dentist loses over $100k in embezzlement — sues former receptionist, her husband and two banks

CHARLESTON – A former South Charleston dentist is claiming his office assistant embezzled more than $100,000.

Dr. Jack Shamblin filed the lawsuit June 8 in Kanawha Circuit Court against J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank One Corp. and Patricia and Larry Conley.

He says Patricia Conley was stealing from two of his accounts while employed there, claiming she “obtained access to both of the accounts through computer banking systems created and maintained by the bank without his knowledge.”

Conley was hired in December 2003, the lawsuit says, and began forging the authorization of checks by using a signature stamp of Shamblin’s that was approximately 40 years old.

At first, it says she took at least $17,000 from Shamblin’s personal account before eventually stealing more than $100,000 from the business account.

Shamblin says he discontinued his practice June 30, 2005. He charges the two banks with negligence and breach of contracts. He charges Conley with fraud, unjust enrichment and outrage and adds that her husband Larry knew what was going on and received the stolen funds.

Michael L. Glasser of Meyer and Ford in Charleston is representing the plaintiffs, who include Shamblin’s wife Kay. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Judge Tod Kaufman has been assigned the case.


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Enterprise, AL woman charged with embezzling $100,000 from ex-husband’s dental practice

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Enterprise Police arrested an Enterprise woman in connection with the alleged theft of more than $100,000 from Dr. Kenneth W. Chancey, a local dentist.

Tammy Murphy Chancey, 39, was married to Dr. Chancey when the thefts are alleged to have occurred.

     Capt. Mike Lolley, EPD public information officer, said an investigation revealed the alleged thefts occurred from 2006 to 2009.

Court records indicate Kenneth Chancey filed for divorce July 7, 2010, with a separation date of June 24, 2010.

The complaint states that Tammy Chancey was serving as a bookkeeper for the dental practice during the time the thefts allegedly occurred.

She was charged with first-degree theft of property and released on a $10,000 bond.


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Louisiana woman who admitted she embezzled $189,000 from dentist’s office sentenced to 18 months in prison

A Covington woman who previously admitted that she embezzled almost $190,000 from a Metairie dentist’s office where she worked has been sentenced to serve one year and six months in federal prison, and ordered to pay back the money she stole from the company. Kelly Muller pleaded guilty in February to one count of embezzlement of health care funds.

Court records show U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval sentenced Muller last week. In addition to prison time and restitution, Muller will be placed on three years supervised release once she’s released from prison, court records show.

Muller must pay $189,588 in restitution to Oral Surgery Limited in Metairie.

According to a bill of information filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans last year, Muller worked as an office manager and bookkeeper at the Metairie dentist’s office. She is accused of embezzling the money between 2008 and 2010.

Muller must report to prison by noon on Jan. 2.


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Pennsylvania woman charged with embezzling about $140,000 from dental practice

A Cumru Township woman has been charged with embezzling about $140,000 over six years from a Spring Township dental practice where she was the business manager.

Lois Lombardo, 56, of the first block of Flint Ridge Road stole the money from the accounts of Forry & Huber Associates, 1920 Van Reed Road, detectives said Friday.

Lombardo waived a hearing Tuesday before District Judge Ann L. Young on 37 counts each of forgery, identity theft and theft by deception. Lombardo remained free pending further court action.

Spring detectives arrested Lombardo, a 28-year employee, in January following an eight-month investigation.

Investigators said:

Owners Dr. Robert Forry and Dr. David Huber contacted police May 1, nearly one year after auditor Michael Rowley of Herbein & Co. Inc., Spring Township, found discrepancies between deposit slips and actual deposits.

Lombardo was fired and agreed to repay the money. She repaid $26,216, then stopped. The doctors contacted police.

The doctors gave Detective Dennis A. Riegel a copy of Rowley’s report, showing $140,811 was taken.

Lombardo forged 37 checks, payable to her for $23,449.

There also were $103,113 in deposit discrepancies, $3,917 in billing discrepancies and $3,000 in charges unrelated to the business.

Lombardo kept cash that was to be deposited and replaced it with checks from patients’ insurance companies.

She also adjusted patients’ billing accounts to conceal the misappropriations.

In addition to the money that Lombardo repaid, the doctors’ insurance company reimbursed them $20,000, reducing their total loss to $91,145.

Riegel said that Lombardo has cooperated, but he did not know what she did with the money.

The doctors declined comment.


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Two Arrested For Embezzlement At North Carolina Dental Office

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An embezzlement case in Brunswick County has finally come to an end.

This week two women pleaded guilty to charges from 2012.

While they were working at the Tidewater Dental Office in Calabash, they stole more than $100,000 over the course of a few years.

Jada Atkinson (above, left) and April Winch pleaded guilty yesterday.

Assistant District Attorney Daniel Thurston says Atkinson will serve 30 days in jail time with five years probation. She has to pay back $10,000 in criminal restitution and $104,000 in civil restitution. Winch was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and three to five years probation. She will have to pay back $1,000 in criminal restitution and $109,000 in civil.


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Full Name: Jada Atkinson

Record Date:

Location: Southport

Record Date

04 November 2013

Full Name

Jada Atkinson

Age

46

DOB

June, 1970

County Name

Brunswick County

Address

1741 Salisbury Rd, Southport, NC 28461

Source

NC Admin Office of Courts demographic criminal

Charges Filed Date

04 November 2013

Case Number

09013003957CRS

Disposition

UNKNOWN

 

Full Name: Jada Willoughby Atkinson

Record Date:

Location: Southport

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Full Name: Jada Willoughby Atkinson

Record Date:

Location: Southport

Record Date

17 May 2012

Full Name

Jada Willoughby Atkinson

Age

46

DOB

June, 1970

County Name

Brunswick County

Address

1741 Salisbury Rd, Bsl, Southport, NC 28461

Source

NC Admin Office of Courts demographic criminal

Charges Filed Date

17 May 2012

Case Number

09012052242CR

Disposition

UNKNOWN

 

Full Name: Jada Willoughby Atkinson

Record Date:

Location: Southport

Record Date

31 January 2011

Full Name

Jada Willoughby Atkinson

Age

46

DOB

June, 1970

County Name

Brunswick County

Address

1741 Salisbury Rd, Rd, Southport, NC 28461

Source

NC Admin Office of Courts demographic infractions

Charges Filed Date

31 January 2011

Case Number

09011700343IF

Disposition

UNKNOWN

 

CONSPIRACY

Full Name: Jada Atkinson

Record Date: 01 June 2007

Location: Brunswick County

Charge

CONSPIRACY

Record Date

UNKNOWN

Full Name

Jada Atkinson

Age

46

DOB

June, 1970

County Name

Brunswick County

Source

NC Dept of Corrections Supervision

Offense Description

CONSPIRACY

Offense Date

01 June 2007

Case Number

13003957

Case Type

FELON

Disposition

NOLO CONTENDRE

County Court Details

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Full Name: April Ferris Winch

Record Date:

Location: Southport

Record Date

13 July 2012

Full Name

April Ferris Winch

Age

52

DOB

October, 1963

County Name

Brunswick County

Address

1741 Salisbury Rd, Southport, NC 28461

Source

NC Admin Office of Courts demographic criminal

Charges Filed Date

13 July 2012

Case Number

09012053432CR

Disposition

UNKNOWN

 

Full Name: April Ferris Winch

Record Date:

Location: Southport

Record Date

20 April 2010

Full Name

April Ferris Winch

Age

52

DOB

October, 1963

County Name

Brunswick County

Address

35 Redwood Bsl Rd, Southport, NC 28461

Source

NC Admin Office of Courts Demographic Infractions

Charges Filed Date

20 April 2010

Case Number

64010702722IF

Disposition

UNKNOWN

 

Full Name: April Ferris Winch

Record Date:

Location: Oak Island

Record Date

UNKNOWN

Full Name

April Ferris Winch

Age

52

DOB

October, 1963

County Name

Brunswick County

Address

101 NE 72nd St, Oak Island, NC 28465

Source

NC Admin Office of Courts demographic criminal

Offense Code

Citation No:C2139000

Case Number

59090018566CR

Disposition

UNKNOWN

 

EMBEZZLEMENT

Full Name: April Ferris Winch

Record Date: 01 June 2007

Location: Brunswick County

Charge

EMBEZZLEMENT

Record Date

UNKNOWN

Full Name

April Ferris Winch

Age

52

DOB

October, 1963

County Name

Brunswick County

Source

NC Dept of Corrections Supervision

Offense Description

EMBEZZLEMENT

Offense Date

01 June 2007

Case Number

13003962

Case Type

FELON

Disposition

NOLO CONTENDRE

Disposition Date

06 August 2014

Conviction Date

06 August 2014

 

 

Disposition Date

06 August 2014

Conviction Date

06 August 2014

 

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Charged with numerous embezzlement offences in Pennsylvania, Michael Grover Cowan doesn’t show up for scheduled court appearances

Prosecutor: Alleged thief violated bail POSTED: 02/25/08, 12:01 AM EST | UPDATED: ON 02/25/2008NORRISTOWN – A former Berks County man awaiting trial for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from the Pottstown area dental business where he worked should be locked up for violating bail conditions, prosecutors contend.Michael Grover Cowan, 34, formerly of the 800 block of Summit Chase Drive, West Reading, failed to appear for two scheduled court hearings and was arrested for additional crimes while free on bail, Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Parisi alleged in court papers.The defendant has a history of criminal behavior. The defendant has been arrested and charged in additional incidents after he was granted bail,  Parisi wrote in a court document in which he asked that Cowan’s bail be revoked.

Parisi said given Cowan’s alleged bail violations, no combination of conditions will assure the safety of the community.

A hearing on Parisi’s request to revoke Cowan’s bail could occur as early as next week.

Cowan, most recently of New Kensington, which is near Pittsburgh, currently remains free on $25,000 unsecured bail.

Cowan, who was formerly employed as a treatment plan coordinator at American Dental Service of Pottstown, was initially arrested in August 2006 by Lower Pottsgrove Police and charged with forgery and theft by deception. In that case, authorities alleged Cowan placed his name as the payee on a $4,000 check that was submitted to the company from a patient for dental services.

Cowan allegedly cashed the altered check and retained the $4,000 for himself.

As part of Cowan’s duties while working at American Dental at 1867 East High St., he was responsible for establishing payment plans and collecting payments for services rendered to patients, authorities alleged. In his position, Cowan verified insurance coverage, established credit for patients via loans and collected cash and checks.

After his arrest, Cowan was released after posting the required 10 percent of $5,000 bail to await further court action.


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Cowan was re-arrested in February 2007 and charged with additional forgery and theft-related offenses in connection with allegations he stole more than $100,000 from American Dental and stole the identities of several customers between May 2005 and July 2006, according to court documents filed by Lower Pottsgrove detectives.

The additional alleged thefts were uncovered after company officials conducted an internal audit of all accounts handled by Cowan.

This internal review uncovered numerous patient accounts the defendant altered in the course of committing thefts from the company, Lower Pottsgrove Detective Sgt. Michael Foltz wrote in the arrest affidavit.

The alleged thefts totaled $102,424, according to court papers.

After the second arrest, Cowan’s bail was modified and set at $25,000 unsecured, allowing Cowan to remain free.

However, while free on bail, Cowan was arrested Sept. 22, 2007, by Amity police in Berks County for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Amity police alleged Cowan had a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent as he drove eastbound on Route 422 at Monocacy Creek Road. The legal blood-alcohol content for driving is 0.08 percent.

Court documents alleged Cowan failed to appear for his preliminary hearing in the Amity case. On Jan. 31, Cowan failed to appear for a pretrial hearing in Montgomery County Court on the pending theft charges, Parisi alleged.

A lawyer representing Cowan allegedly told the judge that Cowan lived near Pittsburgh and was having difficulty making it to court on time, according to court papers.

Parisi alleged Cowan has violated conditions of his release.

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Man who stole more than $100K from dental company gets jail

POSTED: 12/16/08, 12:01 AM EST | UPDATED: ON 12/16/2008

NORRISTOWN – A former West Reading man is headed to state prison for stealing more than $100,000 from a Lower Pottsgrove dental business where he worked.

Grover Michael Cowan, 35, formerly of the 800 block of Summit Chase Drive, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to two to seven years in a state correctional facility after he pleaded guilty to charges of theft by deception and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received in connection with incidents that occurred between May 2005 and July 2006 while he worked for American Dental Service of Pottstown.

Judge William J. Furber Jr., who accepted a plea agreement in the case, also ordered Cowan to pay $102,424 in restitution to the dental business, which is located in the 1800 block of East High Street.

“He’s a con man. He’s been conning people his whole life in order to steal from them,” argued Assistant District Attorney Christopher Parisi, who sought a state prison sentence against Cowan. “When you’re dealing with someone like that, the only way to put an end to that activity is to get a state sentence that sends a message that we aren’t going to tolerate it.”

Cowan also admitted that his arrest in the theft case represented a violation of the probation and parole he received in December 2003 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft by deception in connection with $1,500 that went missing from Today’s Furniture and Bedding in Jenkintown where Cowan had once worked.

“The con has ended and Mr. Cowan is now a resident of the state prison,” Parisi said.

Cowan, who most recently claimed he lived in New Kensington, which is near Pittsburgh, was represented by defense lawyer Gerald Ingram.

Cowan, who was formerly employed as a treatment plan coordinator at American Dental Service of Pottstown, was initially arrested in August 2006 by Lower Pottsgrove Police and charged with forgery and theft by deception. In that case, authorities alleged Cowan placed his name as the payee on a $4,000 check that was submitted to the company from a patient for dental services.

Cowan allegedly cashed the altered check and retained the $4,000 for himself.

As part of Cowan’s duties while working at American Dental he was responsible for establishing payment plans and collecting payments for services rendered to patients, authorities alleged. In his position, Cowan verified insurance coverage, established credit for patients via loans and collected cash and checks.

Cowan was re-arrested in February 2007 and charged with additional forgery and theft-related offenses in connection with allegations he stole more than $100,000 from American Dental and stole the identities of several customers between May 2005 and July 2006, according to court documents filed by Lower Pottsgrove detectives.

The additional alleged thefts were uncovered after company officials conducted an internal audit of all accounts handled by Cowan.

The alleged thefts totaled $102,424, according to court papers. Authorities said Cowan spent the money and none of it was recovered.

Testimony and court documents revealed that Cowan still is awaiting court action on other theft-related charges in Westmoreland County.

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THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 20 February 2008

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 20 February 2008

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 19 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

BAD CHECKS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 19 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 19 March 2008

Location: New Kensington

 

BAD CHECKS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 19 March 2008

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 20 February 2008

Location: Philadelphia

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 20 February 2008

Location: Philadelphia

 

BAD CHECKS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 19 September 2007

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THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 19 September 2007

Location: Philadelphia

 

BAD CHECKS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 19 March 2008

Location: Philadelphia

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 19 March 2008

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EXCEED 55 MPH IN OTHER LOC BY 20 MPH

Full Name: Grover M Cowan

Record Date: 30 January 2014

Location: Glenside

 

EXCEED 55 MPH IN OTHER LOC BY 5 MPH

Full Name: Grover M Cowan

Record Date: 30 January 2014

Location: Glenside

 

SECURE EXECUTION DOCS BY DECEPTION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

IDENTITY THEFT

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

UNLAW. USE OF COMPUTER – ACCESS TO DISRUPT FUNCT.

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

COMPUTER TRESPASS – ALTER DATA

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 01 May 2005

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

FORGERY-UNAUTHORIZED ACT IN WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

TAMPER RECORDS OR ID-WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

MISAPPLY ENTRUSTED/GOVT/FIN INST PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 01 May 2005

Location: West Reading

 

MISAPPLY ENTRUSTED/GOVT/FIN INST PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

SECURE EXECUTION DOCS BY DECEPTION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

IDENTITY THEFT

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

COMPUTER TRESPASS – ALTER DATA

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

TAMPER RECORDS OR ID-WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

FORGERY-UNAUTHORIZED ACT IN WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

UNLAW. USE OF COMPUTER – ACCESS TO DISRUPT FUNCT.

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: West Reading

 

MISAPPLY ENTRUSTED/GOVT/FIN INST PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

MISAPPLY ENTRUSTED/GOVT/FIN INST PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

MISAPPLY ENTRUSTED/GOVT/FIN INST PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

MISAPPLY ENTRUSTED/GOVT/FIN INST PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

SECURE EXECUTION DOCS BY DECEPTION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

SECURE EXECUTION DOCS BY DECEPTION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

SECURE EXECUTION DOCS BY DECEPTION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

SECURE EXECUTION DOCS BY DECEPTION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

TAMPER RECORDS OR ID-WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

TAMPER RECORDS OR ID-WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

TAMPER RECORDS OR ID-WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

TAMPER RECORDS OR ID-WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

UNLAW. USE OF COMPUTER – ACCESS TO DISRUPT FUNCT.

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

UNLAW. USE OF COMPUTER – ACCESS TO DISRUPT FUNCT.

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

UNLAW. USE OF COMPUTER – ACCESS TO DISRUPT FUNCT.

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

UNLAW. USE OF COMPUTER – ACCESS TO DISRUPT FUNCT.

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: Glenside

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: Glenside

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: Glenside

 

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date:

Location: Montgomery County

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: Glenside

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: Glenside

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: Glenside

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 02 April 2002

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY DECEPTION-FAIL TO CORRECT

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 02 April 2002

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 01 May 2005

Location: W. Reading

 

COMPUTER TRESPASS – ALTER DATA

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

FORGERY-UNAUTHORIZED ACT IN WRITING

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

IDENTITY THEFT

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

MISAPPLY ENTRUSTED/GOVT/FIN INST PROP

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

SECURE EXECUTION DOCS BY DECEPTION

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

TAMPER RECORDS OR ID-WRITING

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

THEFT BY DECEP-FALSE IMPRESSION

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

UNLAW. USE OF COMPUTER – ACCESS TO DISRUPT FUNCT.

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: W. Reading

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 01 May 2005

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 01 May 2005

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 01 May 2005

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 01 May 2005

Location: New Kensington

 

COMPUTER TRESPASS – ALTER DATA

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

COMPUTER TRESPASS – ALTER DATA

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

COMPUTER TRESPASS – ALTER DATA

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

COMPUTER TRESPASS – ALTER DATA

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

FORGERY-UNAUTHORIZED ACT IN WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

FORGERY-UNAUTHORIZED ACT IN WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date:

Location: Montgomery County

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: New Kensington

 

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY FAIL TO MAKE REQ DISP FUNDS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: New Kensington

 

THEFT BY UNLAW TAKING-MOVABLE PROP

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 29 October 2004

Location: New Kensington

 

FORGERY-UNAUTHORIZED ACT IN WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

FORGERY-UNAUTHORIZED ACT IN WRITING

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

IDENTITY THEFT

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

IDENTITY THEFT

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

 

IDENTITY THEFT

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 05 May 2006

Location: New Kensington

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DEFRAUD SECURED CREDITORS

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 11 December 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

FRAUD INSOLV – OBSTRUCT CLAIM OF CREDITOR

Full Name: Grover Michael Cowan

Record Date: 11 December 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DRIV WHILE OPER PRIV SUSP OR REVOKED

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

CARELESS DRIVING

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DUI: GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY – 1ST OFF

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DUI: HIGH RTE OF ALC (BAC.10 – .16) 1ST OFF

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DRIV WHILE OPER PRIV SUSP OR REVOKED

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

CARELESS DRIVING

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DUI: HIGH RTE OF ALC (BAC.10 – .16) 1ST OFF

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DUI: GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY – 1ST OFF

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DRIV WHILE OPER PRIV SUSP OR REVOKED

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DUI: GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY – 1ST OFF

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DUI: HIGH RTE OF ALC (BAC .10-.16) 1ST OFF

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

CARELESS DRIVING

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

CARELESS DRIVING

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DRIV WHILE OPER PRIV SUSP OR REVOKED

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DUI: GEN IMP/INC OF DRIVING SAFELY – 1ST OFF

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

DUI: HIGH RTE OF ALC (BAC.10 – .16) 1ST OFF

Full Name: Grover Cowan

Record Date: 22 September 2007

Location: New Kensington

 

 

Convicted Nova Scotia thief asks judge for longer jail term to address gambling addiction

debbie rushtonA Nova Scotia woman who is addicted to gambling on video-lottery terminals has been sentenced to two years in jail for stealing from her employers.

Court heard that Debbie Rushton stole more than $230,000 from T. A. Orthodontics and Donford Enterprises of Truro, N.S.

The 45-year-old woman from nearby Debert, N.S., pleaded guilty to theft and fraud charges in January.

During her sentencing hearing yesterday, the Crown and the defence detailed Ms. Rushton’s addiction to VLTs.

Ms. Rushton stole the money over a seven-year period to obtain money for her gambling habit, court was told.

Judge John MacDougall initially imposed an 18-month sentence in a provincial jail.

But he increased the sentence at Ms. Rushton’s request because she wants to get access to rehabilitation services available at federal prisons.

Evidence presented to the court stated the woman was working overtime when she made many of her thefts.

Ms. Rushton stayed late many nights at the orthodontist’s office manipulating the books so the doctor wouldn’t know she was stealing from him.

Judge MacDougall heard in provincial court that Donald Johnston noticed she was working late and decided to pay her an extra half-hour per day. “A nice little bump up, given she was using the extra time to steal from her employer,” the judge said.

Nearly $220,000 was taken in more than 700 transactions, and it cost nearly $20,000 for a forensic audit to uncover the theft from T. A. Orthodontics.

A further $11,641 was taken from the associated company, Donford Enterprises Ltd., and it took another $3,500 in audit costs to uncover that theft.

Ms. Rushton secured a loan from her mother and paid $40,000 in restitution.

Defence lawyer Jill Nette told the court that Ms. Rushton had done extensive research and knew that there were more programs available in federal prison for her gambling addiction than she could find in a provincial institution.

Ms. Nette argued that Ms. Rushton used the money to feed an uncontrollable VLT addiction.

“All the money she had went to gambling,” Ms. Nette said.

“It was not uncommon for her to gamble $1,000 per week.”


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Judge agrees to woman’s request for longer jail term

A woman in Truro, N.S., made an unusual request Thursday: she asked for a longer jail term.

Debbie Rushton, 45, of nearby Debert, had already pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from her former employer over a seven-year period, and the judge initially sentenced her to 18 months in a provincial jail.

When her lawyer, Jill Nette, explained that Rushton was addicted to video-lottery gambling, and would only get proper treatment for it in a federal prison, Judge John MacDougall agreed to her request for a two-year sentence, which would automatically send her to a federal institution.

“She had done some research, and satisfied herself that the federal institution would provide better services and better rehab, rehabilitation services for her particular problem,” Nette said.

During her sentencing hearing Thursday, the Crown and the defence both detailed Rushton’s addiction to VLTs.

The court was told Rushton stole the money over a seven-year period to get money for her gambling habit.

“All the money she had went to gambling,” said Nette. “It was not uncommon for her to gamble $1,000 per week.”

Rushton stayed late many nights at the orthodontist’s office where she worked, manipulating the books so her employer wouldn’t know she was stealing from him, the court was told.

Elizabeth Fry Society addictions counsellor Jeanette Milley said Thursday she is seeing an increase in the number of women with gambling addictions who are getting in trouble with the law.

“The VLTs especially, we notice a marked increase in, where women are self-medicating with the use of VLTs, and it’s increasing, year by the year, the number of women who seek our help,” Milley said.

Milley says she expects to see more cases of women choosing longer sentences, because often the only way to get in-house treatment for their problems is in a federal institution.

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