California’s Kristina Marie Corral arrested for embezzling from dentist

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Booking No.: 4386730       Last Name: CORRAL       First Name: KRISTINA       Middle Name: MARIE

Sex: F       Race: W       Date Of Birth: 04/22/1970       Age: 45       Hair: BLN       Eyes: BLU       Height: 506       Weight: 120

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Arrest Date: 07/16/2015       Arrest Time: 1045       Arrest Agency: 1956       Agency Description: REDONDO BEACH PD

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Court Address: 210 W. TEMPLE STREET       Court City: LOS ANGELESUPT

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And where Did The Money Go?

This is an article about parents of soccer players that interview Kristie.  Check out the final paragraph:

In a scene repeated all over the country, Kathy Watts loads daughters Brinley and Bryce into the family vehicle and heads down the Pennsylvania Turnpike en route to soccer training. Across the country, Kristina Corral picks up her son Cruz and a teammate and heads down Interstate 405, also to training.

More than an hour later each will still be driving.

As soccer families continue to seek the best opportunities for their children, families like the Wattses and Corrals are increasingly willing to literally go the extra miles. It is a lifestyle that may seem like too much, even to others already in the all-consuming fire that is elite youth soccer, but Kathy and Kristina have no doubts they are doing the right thing.

“We started here in Harrisburg (with a local club),” Kathy Watts explains. “But we wanted to put our kids in the best situation to succeed and be challenged on a daily basis. That’s why we looked for a team like that.”

Kristina Corral echoes a similar sentiment.

“People ask me ‘Are you crazy? Why don’t you play for a local team?’” she said. “But this was a great opportunity and by now I don’t think it even phases him.”

The Watts’ oldest daughter Brinley plays for a top-notch U16 team, Penn Strikers, whose training and home games are at Eastern University in the Philadelphia suburb of St Davids. Bryce plays for U13 standouts Spirit United in Downingtown. Both locations are more than 70 miles away from the family home in suburban Harrisburg.

**** Corral and his ride-sharing teammate Thomas Hutchings play for the highly-regarded West Coast FC U14 team, which trains and plays home games in San Juan Capistrano, well down the 5 freeway in Orange County. They live however, much closer to  Los Angeles in Redondo Beach, about 60 miles away (and when it comes to traffic in Southern California, the territory is often worse than the distance).

But there both of the families go, at least 3 and often 5 times a week.

Kathy Watts said that while sitting in a car for 6 or 7 hours at a time for 3 or more times a week isn’t necessarily her first choice for leisure time, the value of the whole thing to her family is unquestionable.

“What I do get is quality time with my kids,” Kathy, who has put 60,000 miles on a vehicle in less than two years, said. “As they get older, there is a lot of time on the computer, texting or doing their own thing. “Because of this I get some very special time with the girls. We share a lot of laughs, a lot of tears and some motivational conversations.

“We all work hard,” she continued. But Randy (her husband) decided we would do anything we could for the kids. There are sacrifices, but that’s why you have children; to give them the best opportunities you can provide.”

Like Kathy Watts, Kristina Corral works full time to go along with her gargantuan chauffeur responsibilities. In their case, the Hutchings drop Thomas off at her place of business, she then swings by her home to pick up **** and then down the freeway they go.

Nightmare stories about the commute are fewer than you might think.

“There have been maybe three times we couldn’t make it, where there was a big accident or whatever,” she said. “The coach has been cool about it. Even if we were going to be 40 minutes late he said ‘don’t make yourself

Kristina Corral also noted having some meaningful 1v1 conversations with her son, who is a darting little winger with a ton of creativity and explosiveness on the ball.

Kristina Corral, who has become a complete soccer junkie to go with her career, parent and chauffeur portfolio, added that homework in the car is also a common activity for Cruz. She did note that the commute to practice and games pales in comparison to a trip the two of them are taking in June, when they will attend the World Cup in South Africa together.

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3 Charged in Plot to Embezzle Money from California Dentist and launder at Bingo Hall

Two men and a woman embezzled $309,000 over three years in a scheme involving a church bingo hall, according to charges filed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

Deputy District Attorney Julie Sousa said 56-year-old Nadine Marcias illegally signed checks sent to her employer, a dentist, and cashed those checks at the church bingo hall where she played Flash, an electronic bingo game. Two people at the bingo hall took perhaps 10 percent of the check and gave the balance to Marcias, Sousa said.

The hall required Marcias to spend half of the balance on bingo and she kept the rest for herself. The two suspects from the bingo hall allegedly involved in the scheme were 77-year-old Tusameme “Sal” Sinapati Salanoa and 63-year-old Atonio “Tony” Leulu. “It was their own side deal,” Sousa said. The dentist noticed a series of Denti-Cal checks missing, which led to the discovery of the scheme.

Prosecutors have charged Marcias with felony employee embezzlement and check forgery. She surrendered Thursday. Prosecutors have charged Salanoa and Leulu with forgery. Prosecutors said the three could spend as much as five years in prison.

The arraignment for Salanoa and Leulu is set for June 11 at the Hall of Justice and the arraignment for Marcias is set for July 6. Sousa said the dentist is entitled to restitution under the state’s bill of rights for victims, and the church might reimburse him. “We must order restitution,” Sousa said. “But the flip side of that is that you cannot get blood from a stone.”


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California man racks up $80,000 bill at dentist’s office and pays with bad check

A Newport Beach man, who has been in and out of prison over the past 20 years for fraud-related convictions, Monday admitted kiting several checks totaling more than $200,000 and was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison.

Richard Scott Bloustine, 50, pleaded guilty to five counts of grand theft, 10 counts of writing bad checks and taking a car without permission, said Senior Deputy District Attorney Marc Labreche.

Bloustine racked up an $80,000 bill at a dentist’s office in Newport Beach from Nov. 10 to Dec. 13, 2014, and wrote a bad check for $72,000, Labreche said.

On Nov. 13, 2014, Bloustine kited a check for $32,000 as he tried to lease a home in Newport Beach, Labreche said. He then wrote another bad check — this time for $13,000 — for furniture in the home, the prosecutor said.

Bloustine also wrote a $15,000 bad check in December of 2014 as a down- payment for a Mercedes-Benz at a Laguna Beach dealership, Labreche said.

After publicity about his arrest in July of last year, investigators found another dentist who was taken for about $80,000, Labreche said.

His criminal history dates back three decades and ranges from “Hawaii to Massachusetts and all points between,” Labreche said.

In 1996, Bloustine was convicted of credit card fraud in Hawaii, Labreche said, and three years later was found guilty of a fraud scheme in Arizona.

In 2004, he was convicted of grand theft, and in 2008, he was convicted again of grand theft and credit card fraud, Labreche said. Both of those cases were in Santa Barbara County, the prosecutor said.

In the current case, Bloustine accepted a plea deal from Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Jones.

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California Woman Convicted of Embezzling $365k from Santa Barbara Employer — 5 Year Prison Sentence

Officials say Kim Herman manipulated the records system to cover up third-party checks she wrote over seven years totaling $365,000

A woman convicted of embezzling $365,000 from her Santa Barbara employer was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday by Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Clifford Anderson.

Kim Herman, 52, pleaded no contest to grand theft by embezzlement with a special allegation of excessive loss — more than $200,000. She worked for local prosthetic and cosmetic dentist Dr. Marc Alexander for nine years, and bank records show she stole money from him during seven of those years, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Brian Cota.

Alexander and his office manager were alerted to the thefts when Herman’s bank called to question her deposits of third-party checks in March 2010. Cota said she had found a way to manipulate the dentist office’s record system to bypass security and alter financial records so that accounts never showed a deficit, then wrote checks to herself totaling about $4,000 a month.

Cota said such long-term embezzlement cases are often prompted by opportunity, not necessity, and the District Attorney’s Office is taking a strong stance with cases in which the person is in a position of trust. Herman essentially doubled her income to live beyond her means, according to Cota.

Judge Anderson ordered Herman to pay $365,000 in restitution, but Alexander may never see it. Cota said the ruling will get transferred to a civil judgment so she could owe some money if she gets a well-paying job, but there are no assets to seize — the debt on her house is more than it’s worth because of the market.

Cota said he is seeing more and more embezzlement cases in which the perpetrator is in a position of trust — employees, family members and elder abuse cases — and advises everyone to have two sets of eyes looking over all financial transactions.

In court Friday morning, Alexander explained how Herman had joined his private practice in 2002, soon after he started it.

“She seemed to be a model employee, working hard, appearing to be loyal and staying late with me while I worked hard, long hours to make the practice flourish,” Alexander said.

He said he was bewildered over why the business wasn’t making a decent profit margin, and he had to borrow money every year to meet his tax burden. But he trusted her like a family member.

“Now at 52, I am still in debt, without any retirement fund and no college fund for my three children,” Alexander said.

At his Coast Village Road office, he and his office manager have cleaned up the records system and now would notice if even a dime went missing, but “the damage is done.”

Alexander said he has no feelings of joy or closure knowing Herman is going to prison and can’t believe she was “so deliberate and so calculating for so many years.”

Herman will serve half-time and will be eligible to be released after 2½ years.

“What this woman has done has and will have an everlasting effect on my life, family, work and retirement years,” Alexander said.

Herman’s attorney, Adam Pearlman, asked the judge for the lowest term of sentencing since she admitted guilt early on, but Cota’s arguments won out. Herman tried to minimize her crime and only admitted guilt when “she knew her scheme was discovered,” he said.

Anderson did delay the sentence for two months because Herman’s daughter is recovering from a hand transplant at UCLA Medical Center, and nurses there asked for Herman’s presence and support.

 


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California dental receptionist sentenced for embezzlement

holly ann keateA former office manager is in jail for drilling more than $47,000 out of a Roseville dentist’s business accounts. Holly Ann Keate, 24, of Rocklin, was sentenced Nov. 12 to one year in Placer County Jail for embezzling $47,431 from Roseville dentist Dr. Thomas Schlehofer. Keate reportedly siphoned away the money for her own personal use between Aug. 25, 2008 and Jan. 22, according to Art Campos, Placer County District Attorney’s Office spokesman. In April, Roseville police arrested Keate just before she was to board a flight from Sacramento to Hawaii for a vacation.
The former office manager pleaded no contest to a grand theft by embezzlement charge in September, Campos said Wednesday. Schlehofer, who owns Sierra Gate Family Dental, told Judge Colleen Nichols in a letter that Keate had deceived people and abused her position as a manager. Keate reportedly pocketed cash payments from patients during her tenure at the office. It wasn’t until she quit several months prior to her Hawaiian vacation that office staff discovered the theft, according to earlier reports about Keate’s arrest. Keate used the money to take a vacation and have laser treatment and elective plastic surgery, Campos said. Schlehofer told the judge that the more than $47,000 Keate took meant coworkers could not receive bonuses and the office could not donate money to its sponsored charities, including an orphanage, Campos said.
The dentist said that ultimately, Keate’s actions and theft “nearly collapsed the office.” “She has abused her managerial position with malicious neglect of patients, their personal files, their credit cards and their cash,” Schlehofer wrote. “She preyed on the senior citizens of our community knowing they did not have insurance and would pay cash.” Keate was ordered to repay the dentist and will also be placed on five years of probation as part of her sentence. ~ Jenifer Gee
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Embezzles $1.6 million from California dental office — sentenced to 8 years in prison

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Bookkeeper Victoria “Vicki” Lee Wafford embezzled $1.6 million from the Oceanside dental office where she worked, and gambled it away, authorities said.

Wafford, who was 50 when she was arrested, spent most of the money she stole on luxuries, trips and gambling while her employer and co-workers suffered, Deputy District Attorney Anna Winn said.

Wafford’s attorney said his client’s actions were driven by a prescription drug addiction.

Wafford wrote more than 1,000 checks from the dentist’s account to herself and credit card companies from 2001 to 2008, Winn said.

In the accounting books, however, Wafford listed the payees as dental suppliers and other vendors, according to court documents.

The theft came to light in the summer of 2008, when the dentist launched an extensive audit of the books to get personal loans to cover business expenses.

Federal agents seized everything of worth at Wafford’s Temecula home, including a power boat, multiple sets of golf clubs, a Lexus, a newer Toyota Tundra and about $1,000 in coins, Winn said. She was sentenced to eight years in prison.


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California Dental Office Manager Gets Jail Term for Insurance Fraud

 
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Palo Alto dental office manager gets jail term for insurance fraud

Posted:   11/16/2013 12:54:30 PM PST | Updated:   3 years ago
PALO ALTO — A Palo Alto dental office manager who forged a dentist’s name on her family’s insurance claim was sentenced to 45 days in county jail this week, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office announced Friday.
 Superior Court Judge Shelyna Brown also gave Veronica Rivas, 39, of Fremont, three years of probation and ordered her to pay $3,223.50 in restitution, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. Rivas had been convicted of faking an insurance claim and taking the money.

“It may be tempting to try and cash out ‘unused’ insurance benefits,” deputy district attorney Denise Raabe said in a written statement. “But it is a crime to submit false insurance claims for procedures which were never performed. Insurance fraud impacts everyone by causing insurance rates to go up.”

According to prosecutors, Rivas submitted fraudulent insurance claims in early 2009 to a dental insurance provider to cover orthodontic treatments for her husband and son, who never received them.

Rivas forged a dentist’s signature on the patient refund check that was payable to her husband, according to the district attorney’s office. But the dentist discovered the fraud and reported it to Palo Alto police.

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California Office Manager Guilty of Stealing More Than $100,000 — Sentenced to Two Years in Jail

 
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A former office manager for Orange County dentists will spend two years in jail after she pleaded guilty this week to charges that she embezzled more than $100,000 in insurance payments.

Deborah Lynn Kessler, 45, was accused of signing the payments over to her personal bank accounts over the course of about three years. Investigators initially said she may have used the money to pay for an RV, boats and trips, and to cover her personal bills. Her attorney disputed that.

Kessler pleased guilty on Thursday to four counts of grand theft, court records show. She was sentenced to two years in jail and two more years of community supervision. She was also banned from working in dental offices, Deputy District Attorney Nikki Chambers said.

“She’s remorseful,” said Kessler’s attorney, Mitchell Hannah. “And her focus now is on restitution.”

Hannah blamed “hard economic times” for the theft. He said Kessler took small amounts that added up over time. He disputed early reports from the Sheriff’s Department that Kessler may have used the money to buy an RV or make other big purchases.

Kessler was arrested in July at her Canyon Lake home. She was on the phone applying for a job with a San Clemente dentist when deputies arrived, a Sheriff’s spokesman said at the time.

The case against Kessler started earlier this year when a new dentist took over the Ladera Ranch dental office where she had worked for three years. The new owner began to notice discrepancies in the office finances, investigators said.

The new and former office owners took a closer look and found insurance checks missing, a Sheriff’s spokesman said. Investigators believe Kessler changed them, endorsed them and then deposited them into her own accounts.

She stopped showing up for work in June, days after her employers contacted the sheriff’s economic-crimes unit.

Inmate Name: KESSLER , DEBORAH LYNN
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California Dental Office Manager Guilty of Embezzlement

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Posted Mar. 2, 2012 at 12:01 AM

STOCKTON – A former dental office manager has pleaded guilty to embezzling from her former employer, Kevin Fleming, a Lodi dentist.

Amanda Marie Boling, 31, admitted to taking more than $65,000 from Fleming, said Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor. But the actual loss was about $137,000, Taylor said.

Boling was a trusted employee with 12 years at Fleming’s practice. Through a financial audit, the dentist found Boling was paying herself unauthorized money and labeling them “bonuses,” “overtime” and “reimbursements” in the accounting system, Taylor said.

Boling is scheduled to be sentenced May 11, the same day she will learn how much restitution she must pay.

The maximum sentence Boling could face is three years for the theft, plus one more year for an amount over $65,000. Under California’s new “realignment” sentencing laws, Boling’s sentence may be a combination of jail time, community service and probation. Any incarceration would be in San Joaquin County Jail.

“The District Attorney urges local businesses and professions to get insurance against employee theft, to rotate job duties frequently, and to review budgets and accounting totals and transactions at random – watching for ratios changing, or ratios running high or numbers that seem off,” Taylor said.


California Dental Assistant Sentenced 3 Years for Stealing $203,000

Woman arrested on suspicion of embezzling from dentist

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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 12:00 am

A Biggs woman was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for embezzling $203,000 while working as an office manager for a Yuba City dentist, according to the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office.

Tiffany Lynae Lovell, 31, used money stolen between 2005 and 2010 to buy jewelry, electronics and clothing, some of which she gave to family and friends, according to a Sutter County Probation Department report.

Lovell is also suspected of spending some of the money for cosmetic surgery, including breast augmentation, the report said.

Lovell worked for dentist Michael A. Passaglia. The embezzlement included charging personal items on a company credit card and altering timesheets to collect money for days she did not work.

Superior Court Judge Chris Chandler gave Lovell the mid-term sentence of two years for embezzlement, plus another year for stealing more than $65,000, said Assistant District Attorney Jana McClung.

When she came under suspicion, Lovell “cleaned out” office computers to erase records of her theft, McClung said.

According to the report, the theft ended up costing Passaglia $338,838, including the cost of an investigation.

Passaglia declined comment when Lovell was charged last year. In a letter to the court, he said Lovell, who had no prior criminal record, should go to prison instead of receiving probation.

“During the entire time Miss Lovell worked for me, I was aware that she was a high maintenance employee, but due to how hard she seemed to work and her Oscar winning performances on how much she did for this office, I believed her and put up with the daily drama in the office between her and other employees,” Passaglia wrote.

According to Passaglia, Lovell was suspected of embezzling from a prior dentist, but he did not check before hiring her.

In interviews with authorities, Lovell blamed the thefts on being abused by her father as a child and on subsequent mistreatment by other men.

Passaglia wrote in the letter that she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him to pressure him into dropping charges.

Deputy Probation Officer Amy Arndt wrote in the report that Lovell has “made strides” in counseling since her arrest, but still accepts only partial responsibility.

Starting in November, Lovell began receiving $2,560 per month in disability payments, according to the report.

Passaglia wrote that if he ever turned to a life of crime, he would want Lovell as his partner.

“With her devious abilities, we would make Bonnie and Clyde look like rank amateurs,” he wrote.

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/dental-assistant-biggs-woman-sentenced-years-for-stealing/article_3e30bb46-69f7-5d9e-a842-2992523058e7.html