Lodi California dentist’s bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzlement

 

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A woman accused of stealing more than $150,000 from a Lodi dentist pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday.


Sandra Salazar Malloy, 53, of Galt, pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and embezzlement charges; and as part of her plea deal, other charges against her were dismissed, San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said.

The investigation into Malloy started in September. She was the bookkeeper for dentist Dr. Gary Silva when he fired her. Silva then hired a forensic accountant in October, who found that Malloy was embezzling money from the dentist’s practice.

Taylor said Malloy admitted to stealing cash from patient payments. Further investigation found Malloy stole more than $150,000 by running “refunds” on Silva’s credit card terminal to her personal bank debit cards.

Records show this isn’t Malloy’s first time embezzling money from a dentist. In 1994, she was prosecuted and convicted of stealing from a Stockton dentist. Taylor said it is unclear how much she stole and if the money was recovered.

Malloy faces a possible four-year state prison term. If she makes pre-sentencing restitution, Malloy could receive probation for this crime with a possible jail term, Taylor said.

 

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Wisconsin woman charged with $680K theft from orthodontist

MOUNT PLEASANT — A 74-year-old Racine woman is facing five felony charges that she allegedly stole from and defrauded a Mount Pleasant orthodontics firm for which she was handling bookkeeping.

 

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MOUNT PLEASANT — A 74-year-old Racine woman is facing five felony charges that she allegedly stole from and defrauded a Mount Pleasant orthodontics firm for which she was handling bookkeeping.

Joyce F. Sakach of the 2800 block of Oregon Street was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with theft from a business setting, two counts of felony personal identity theft, unauthorized use of an entity’s identifying information and fraud against a financial institution. She was free on $500 cash bond Tuesday awaiting a preliminary hearing on April 8, court records indicate.

According to a criminal complaint from the county District Attorney’s Office, Sakach was employed with a Mount Pleasant accounting firm and was assigned day-to-day accounting for Chu Crew Orthodontics, 1130 S. Sunnyslope Drive. In that capacity, she had authority to print checks to pay bills, the complaint states.

 A 2013 audit of records showed that between 2007 and 2013, Sakach allegedly wrote 340 fraudulent checks on the orthodontics firm’s account totaling $680,197.99, the complaint states. Sakach also allegedly opened a bank account for a company that did not exist, wrote checks from the orthodontics firm and deposited them in the bank account for the faux firm.

The complaint states that Sakach used checks from the phony company to make purchases or pay bills with Kohl’s, Time Warner Cable and credit card companies. In addition, ATM withdrawals were made at casinos in Milwaukee and Las Vegas, the complaint states.

NY bookkeeper pleads guilty to stealing $164k from oral surgery practice; repaid money to avoid jail term

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January 20, 2015 Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 6:39 PM EDTBinghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Binghamton woman pleaded guilty in Broome County Court Tuesday to grand larceny in the third degree.

Mary Ellen Schilling, 48, made the plea in satisfaction of the Superior Court Information filed against her, according to the Broome County district attorney’s office.

According to the DA’s office, Schilling admitted that from May 1, 2008 through October 16, 2013, while working as an office manager and bookkeeper at Oral Surgery Associates of the Southern Tier, she stole more than $50,000 from the checking account of the company.

Schilling will be sentenced on April 20 to a state prison term of two and one-third to seven years.

Restitution totaling $164,325.48 will also be ordered to be paid, according to the district attorney’s office.

If Schilling is able to pay a substantial amount of the restitution at the time of sentencing, the Court will consider imposing a lesser sentence, according to the DA’s office.


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