Mashpee, MA Woman Charged With Embezzling More Than $400,000

A Mashpee woman is charged with embezzling nearly a half-million dollars from her former employer, a dental specialist in Yarmouth, over the course of 14 years.

Mary Lou McGrail, 69, allegedly falsified records and stole $427,742 from the owner of Professional Endodontics between 2002 and 2016, according to court files.

Ms. McGrail, who was arraigned Wednesday, December 5, in Barnstable District Court, faces one count of larceny over $250 and one count of falsifying/omitting entry in books.

Her employer first approached Yarmouth police in October 2016 to report his employee and longtime friend had been stealing money from his dental business. According to court files, in 2017, Ms. McGrail admitted to embezzling approximately $14,000 and her husband offered to repay $16,000.

The doctor refused this offer because he believed Ms. McGrail had taken “in excess of $20,000,” according to a report. He fired Ms. McGrail from her role as a bookkeeper and administrative assistant.

A detective informed the doctor he would need to complete a full audit of his records, recommending he solicit a forensic accountant to examine them.

The doctor’s own accountant completed a review and determined between $85,000 and $100,000 had been embezzled. Later, an outside consulting firm assisted with an official audit of all financial records since 2002, arriving at the figure of more than $400,000 in embezzled funds.

The audit found 487 different transactions where either financial records or medical services had been “altered or omitted by Ms. McGrail to ensure that the missing money was not detected,” according to the report. For instance, in August 2014, a service to a client was listed as a “free consultation” although the client had paid Ms. McGrail $1,095.

As part of the investigation, a Barnstable County Superior Court grand jury granted a detective permission to obtain Ms. McGrail’s bank records from Citizens Bank, the report says.

Ms. McGrail is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on January 22.

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DAWN MARIE PACIELLA – Defendant

ACTIVE CARE ENDODONTICS PA – Plaintiff

Case Number: 08-CA-012182

Court: Hillsborough County Court

Location: Tampa, FL

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Case Summary
Case No. 08-CA-012182
ACTIVE CARE ENDODONTICS VS PACIELLA;D §
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Case Type: Conversion
Date Filed: 05/30/2008
Location: Division I
Judicial Officer: Sabella, Christopher C
Uniform Case Number: 292008CA012182A001HC
Party Information
Attorneys
Defendant PACIELLA, DAWN MARIE
Plaintiff ACTIVE CARE ENDODONTICS PA TABATHA A LIBERT
Retained
813-223-5351(W)
Events & Orders of the Court
OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS
05/30/2008 COMPLAINT

USER ID=HIPSON
Party: ACTIVE CARE ENDODONTICS PA
05/30/2008 CIVIL COVER SHEET

USER ID=HIPSON
Party: ACTIVE CARE ENDODONTICS PA
05/30/2008 SUMMONS ISSUED

USER ID=HIPSON
Party: PACIELLA, DAWN MARIE
05/30/2008 CONVERTED EVENT

RCPT – RECEIPT. 30-MAY-2008,$255.00, User Id = HIPSON, Receipt No = 1326176. USER ID=HIPSON
Party: ACTIVE CARE ENDODONTICS PA
09/18/2008 MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME

USER ID=MCKENZIEA
Party: ACTIVE CARE ENDODONTICS PA
09/23/2008 ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME

9-22-08 FAG. USER ID=ARROYOL
11/16/2009 NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISMISS FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION

USER ID=STMARIAM
02/19/2010 CONVERTED EVENT

CD612 – JUDGMENT OF DISM (AFTER HRG).. 02/19/2010 H.J.B.,JR.. USER ID=WHALEY
02/19/2010 CONVERTED EVENT

CD612 – JUDGMENT OF DISM (AFTER HRG).. 02/19/2010 H.J.B.,JR.. USER ID=WHALEY
Party: PACIELLA, DAWN MARIE