Florida office manager admits cheating insurers — has previous record

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PORT ST. LUCIE — A former dental office manager did a different type of filling: diverting insurance payments to her private bank accounts, according to an arrest affidavit.

An estimated $20,000 illegally ended up in the accounts of Marissa Minor, 31, of Stuart, the affidavit states. She is charged with fraud, possession of forged documents and larceny and is in the St. Lucie County Jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.

She was arrested Tuesday following an investigation that began last year when someone took over her job at Gentle Breeze Dental on Port St. Lucie Boulevard. In December, the new office manager told police she discovered discrepancies in patient insurance payments received while Minor was employed there, from March to November.

After police got involved, they found that checks were deposited in Minor’s accounts at PNC Bank and at JP Morgan Chase Bank. Signatures were forged. Investigators got bank records for the prior 10 months and found more. A total of 30 checks had been taken, the affidavit states.

Bank surveillance videos showed the checks being deposited by a person matching Minor’s appearance. That person drove away in a 2013 Nissan Altima belonging to Minor, the affidavit states.

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DOB: 5/22/1984
Age: 31
Inmate ID: 239895
Arresting Agency: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office
Booking Date: 3/15/2016 at 14:10
Visitation: Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:15 PM (Schedule Visitation)
Expected Release: N/A
Total Bond: $55,000.00
Housing: D2w-d4
Charges:
Charge Description Status Bond Amount
Second Deg Grand Theft Pending $25,000.00
Poss Of Forged Notes Or Bills Pending $5,000.00
Organized Fraud 20,000 Or More Less Than 50,000 Pending $25,000.00

Marissa has other arrests from 2013 and 2003.
Race: White
DOB: 5/22/1984
Full Address: 4163 N HAVERHILL RD APT. 1218, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33417
Gender: Female
Current Facility: RELEASED TO SOR
OBTS: 5002246390
Booking Date: 3/24/2013 at 03:28
Arresting Agency: 40-DELRAY BEACH
Release Date: 3/24/2013 at 12:25
Holds For Other Agencies: No
Jacket Number: 0393578
Booking Number: 2013012560
Charges:
Charges Number Description Original Bond Current Bond
812.014-4088 LARC – GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS $3,000.00 $3,000.00
414.39-7241 FRAUD – ENGAGE IN PUBLIC AID FRAUD 200 DOLS OR MORE $3,000.00 $3,000.00
Name: MINOR, MARISSA
DOB: 5/22/1984
Court Case No: F-03-003765
State Case No: 13-2003-CF-003765-0001-XX
Warrant Type: N/A
Assessment Amount: $40.00
Balance Due: $40.00
Hearing Type: N/A
Court Room: REGJB – JUSTICE BUILDING, ROOM No.: 3-1
Court Address: 1351 N.W. 12 ST
Previous Case: N/A
Next Case: N/A
Judge: POOLER, TERESA MARY
Defense Attorney: PUBLIC DEFENDER APPOINTMENT, ASSIGN
Bfile Section: F013
File Location: RECORD CENTER
Box Number: 25-930
Probation Length: N/A
Probation Type: N/A
Defendant in Jail: N
Defendant Release To: PTI/ROR/RIC
Bond Status: N/A
Bond Type: N/A
Date Filed: 2/08/2003
Date Closed: 2/28/2003
Stay Due Date: N/A
Hearing Date: N/A
Probation Start Date: N/A
Probation End Date: N/A
Bond Issue Date: N/A
Bond Amount: N/A
Names / Aliases:
Last Name First Name Middle Name Race Sex Date of Birth
MINOR MARISSA WHITE FEMALE 05/22/1984
MINOR MARISSA WHITE FEMALE 05/22/1984
Charges:
Seq No. Charge Charge Type Disposition
1 GRAND THEFT 3RD DEG FELONY NO ACTION
Dockets:
Seq. No. Date Book/Page Docket Assessed Paid Balance Last Assessed Last Payment
14 03/31/2003 NOTICE OF FAILURE TO PAY SENT
13 02/28/2003 CLOSING JUDGE SCHWARTZ, LAWRENCE A
1 02/18/2003 ARRAIGNMENT HEARING SCHEDULED FOR 02/28/2003 AT 08:30
11 02/16/2003 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER
10 02/14/2003 INTAKE UNIT ASSIGNED: FSU – CASE SCREENING
9 02/14/2003 INTAKE PROS. ASSIGNED: BETTENDORF-PL, KRISTI-CB
7 02/08/2003 FIRST APPEARANCE/BOND HEARING – A.M.
6 02/08/2003 ATTORNEY TYPE APPOINTED AT BOND HEARING PUBLIC DEFENDER
5 02/08/2003 REPORT RE: BOND REVIEW SET FOR 02/10/2003 AT 09:00
4 02/08/2003 PUBLIC DEFENDER APPLICATION FEE/AFFIDAVIT TO BE PAID IN FULL AMOUNT 40.00
3 02/08/2003
INSOLV APPL 40.00 0.00 40.00 02/08/2003 N/A
TOTAL: 40.00 0.00 40.00
2 02/07/2003 FIRST APPEARANCE/BOND HEARING – P.M.

Florida dental office manager arrested for grand theft

 

A Naples woman has been arrested and charged with taking funds from a Bonita Springs dental office where she served as office manager.

The arrest stems from a Nov. 8, 2005, report about an alleged grand theft by an employee. The incident occurred at Gulfshore Dental, 9136 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Lee County sheriff’s deputies responded.

The complainant, Dr. Steven Kovacs, told deputies that the business had recently discovered that an employee was stealing money from the business by using her personal Visa debit card. The business had suffered a loss between $10,000 and $20,000. Due to the nature of the incident, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Economics Crimes Unit, along with the State Attorney’s Office, were notified and instructed to assume the investigation.

The investigation revealed that the office manager, Kerri Spagnuolo, was using her Visa debit card to withdraw money out of Gulfshore Dental’s bank account. Spagnuolo reportedly used the credit card machine in the office to transfer funds to her personal account. Bank records show that more than $46,000 from Gulfshore Dental’s account had been removed between March 2005 and October 2005.

Gulfshore Dental’s cash receipts and bank deposits confirmed money was stolen from the daily deposits. Spagnuolo was solely responsible for the daily deposits and handling of cash. Bank and business records confirmed Gulfshore Dental suffered a financial loss of more than $35,000 through stolen bank deposits. Computer records for the business showed Spagnuolo attempted to hide her theft by altering/deleting cash entries for monies paid by patients. As a result of Spagnuolo’s theft, Gulfshore Dental suffered a total financial loss of more than $80,000 between March 2005 through October 2005, reports said.

Spagnuolo, 28, of 15461 Cortona Way, Naples, was charged with grand theft over $20,000 and under $100,000, a second degree felony. She was arrested Wednesday and transported to the Lee County Jail.

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Tampa office manager convicted of grand larceny in stealing from endodontic office

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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 No. 08-CA-012182
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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
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Events & Orders of the Court
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05/30/2008 CIVIL COVER SHEET

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Party: ACTIVE CARE ENDODONTICS PA
09/18/2008 MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME

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

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11/16/2009 NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISMISS FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION

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Party: PACIELLA, DAWN MARIE

Florida woman convicted of $500k embezzlement from dentist

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Elizabeth De Leon was convicted on two separate occasions of major-league embezzlement, including allegedly over half a million dollars from Dr. Luis Fabelo.  Here are her arrest records:

Name: DELEON, ELIZABETH
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Birth Date: 9/20/1963
DC Number: M94016
Supervision Begin Date: 3/29/2016
Current Location: MIAMI
Current Status: ACTIVE
Supervision Type: PROBATION FELONY
Scheduled Termination Date: 3/28/2036
Address: 3149 W 79TH PL HIALEAH, FL 33018
Aliases:
  • ELIZABETH DE LEON
  • ELIZABETH DE-LEON
  • ELIZABETH DELEON
Charges:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Community Supervision Length
07/01/2011 ORG.FRAUD-$50K OR MORE 07/15/2015 MIAMI-DADE 1306114 5Y 0M 0D
07/01/2011 ORG.FRAUD-$50K OR MORE 07/15/2015 MIAMI-DADE 1306114 15Y 0M 0D
07/01/2011 GRAND THEFT O/$100K 07/15/2015 MIAMI-DADE 1306114 5Y 0M 0D 15Y 0M 0D

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Mugshots.com ID: 57959439
Sex: F
Race: W
Eye Color: BRO
Hair Color: BLK
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Name: DE LEON, ELIZABETH
DOB: 9/20/1963
Court Case No: F-13-010864
State Case No: 13-2013-CF-010864-0001-XX
Warrant Type: N/A
Assessment Amount: $0.00
Balance Due: $0.00
Hearing Type: R
Court Room: REGJB – JUSTICE BUILDING, ROOM No.: 2-8
Court Address: 1351 N.W. 12 ST
Previous Case: N/A
Next Case: N/A
Judge: FAJARDO, ARIANA
Defense Attorney: N/A
Bfile Section: F020
File Location: CALENDAR SECTION
Box Number: N/A
Probation Length: N/A
Probation Type: N/A
Defendant in Jail: Y
Defendant Release To: N/A
Bond Status: N/A
Bond Type: N/A
Date Filed: 5/10/2013
Date Closed: N/A
Stay Due Date: N/A
Hearing Date: 5/13/2013
Probation Start Date: N/A
Probation End Date: N/A
Bond Issue Date: N/A
Bond Amount: N/A
Names / Aliases: N/A
Charges:
Seq No. Charge Charge Type Disposition
1 GRAND THEFT 1ST DEG FELONY
2 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
3 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
4 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
5 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
6 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
7 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
8 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
9 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
10 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
11 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
12 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
13 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
14 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
15 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
16 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
17 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
18 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
19 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
20 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
21 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
22 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
23 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
24 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
25 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
26 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
27 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
28 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
29 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
30 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
31 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
32 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
33 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
34 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
35 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
36 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
37 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
38 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
39 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
40 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
41 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
42 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
43 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
44 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
45 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
46 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
47 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
48 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
49 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
50 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
51 UTTER FORGED INSTRU FELONY
52 ORGANIZED FRAUD/50K+ FELONY
Dockets:
Seq. No. Date Book/Page Docket Assessed Paid Balance Last Assessed Last Payment
5 05/10/2013 ARRAIGNMENT HEARING SCHEDULED FOR 05/30/2013 AT 09:30
4 05/10/2013 REPORT RE: BOND REVIEW SET FOR 05/13/2013 AT 09:45
3 05/10/2013 FIRST APPEARANCE/BOND HEARING – A.M.
2 05/10/2013 ATTORNEY TYPE APPOINTED AT BOND HEARING PRIVATE ATTORNEY
1 05/09/2013 DEFN CITY & STREET CHANGED BY FINALIST PURSUANT TO BOOKING

Florida dental office worker charged with grand theft

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Several vouchers on the Key West Express, airline flights to New Jersey, a motel room for several nights, and a package sent and copies made at a UPS store, resulted in the arrest of a woman who worked for a Bonita Springs dentist.

Randy Susan Verdino, 46, who lists addresses in the 18000 block of Narcissus Road, Fort Myers, and 20000 block of Oahu Circle, Estero, was charged with grand theft, use of another’s identity without their permission and two counts of illegal use of a credit card. She was released Thursday evening from Lee County Jail after posting $6,000 in bonds.

According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report:

Verdino worked at Bonita Dental, located in the same strip mall as the Sheriff’s Office substation at 8951 Bonita Beach Road.

Frederick Eck, the dentist, called deputies Dec. 16 about the charges. Barbara Young, Eck’s manager at Bonita Dental, said she found several unauthorized charges on that day.

She gave detectives copies of the account statements which show:

On Oct. 26 a $1,485 charge from Key West Express on Fort Myers Beach for 15 charter boat vouchers after Eck’s credit card information was sent by facsimile to the company. A man at the charter company said he took the vouchers to the dental office but could not remember who received them.

On Nov. 22, a BillMeLater online credit account was opened under the dentist’s name and Social Security number. A total of $860.80 was charged for four round-trip Jet Blue tickets from Fort Myers to Newark, N.J., in the names of Randy Verdino, Joseph Verdino and two of Randy Verdino’s children. Their names were not released. The flight left Fort Myers on Nov. 24 and returned on Dec. 1.

On Nov. 30, a FifthThird debit card was charged $225.40 by Hampton Inn in Fairfield, N.J. The same debit card was charged $169.50 on Dec. 3, also by Hampton Inn.

On Oct. 7, documentation shows Randy Verdino went to the UPS Store, also at 8951 Bonita Beach Road, and made copies, charging $23.17 to Eck’s store account. On. Oct. 12, she sent a package and $26.42 was charged. On Oct. 13, she again made copies and charged $9.27 to Eck’s account.

The store owner identified Verdino as the person who made the charges. He told deputies the copies were for a fishing boat company and not dental related.


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Florida dentist has $399k removed from retirement accounts

A semi-retired dentist who last month started receiving incessant telephone calls, all 30-second recordings from a sex hotline, told police this week that nearly $400,000 had been siphoned from his retirement account since the calls began.

Robert Thousand Jr., 61, a periodontist in World Golf Village, said he believes the telephone scheme and the thefts are connected.

“It’s a very sophisticated operation, actually,” Thousand said Tuesday.

On Monday, he filed a police report saying he checked his TD Ameritrade account and found that money — a total of $399,000 — started disappearing days after the phone calls started.

The withdrawals were of $18,000 on Nov. 23, $82,000 on Nov. 25, $99,000 on Nov. 30, and $100,000 on both Dec. 2 and 4.

Thousand, who recently sold his St. Augustine practice, said it seems the perpetrators infiltrated his phone lines to prevent the broker from contacting him about the transactions.

His son, Robert Thousand III, is a fellow dental specialist in the St. Augustine area who had also been on the receiving end of the harassing phone calls.

But it didn’t appear his bank accounts had been touched, the elder Thousand said.

Still, they both have put freezes on their financial accounts as a precaution.

“They just hit me,” he said. “Apparently they were targeting me, but Bobby and I have the same name (so) they were probably thinking his practice was my practice.”

Sgt. Chuck Mulligan, a spokesman for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, said detectives were still investigating the phone calls Monday when they learned about the withdrawals.

Investigators couldn’t definitively say whether the two crimes were connected.

“There’s a possibility,” Mulligan said. “But at this juncture, we simply don’t know.”

Kristin Petrick, a spokeswoman for TD Ameritrade, said she could not comment on Thousand’s situation.

“Because of our privacy policy we don’t comment on individual client circumstances,” Petrick said.

Coincidentally, President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Howard Schmidt as his cyber-security coordinator.

In May, Obama said cyber-security was one of the “most serious economic and national-security challenges we face,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

Thousand had heard about the appointment, saying, “I even heard today that the president appointed (Schmidt) as the cyber crime czar now, which we needed for a long time.”

He just hopes it’s not too late for him.

He said his accountant told him that the money likely would not be recoverable and, to add insult to injury, he might have to pay income taxes and an early-withdrawal penalty on what he lost.

Not to mention, he isn’t sure where his money is going.

The money was taken out in New York City, but Thousand wondered aloud if it would end up funding terrorism.

“I don’t know where this 400,000 is going,” he said. “I could have bomb with my name on it: Thank you, Bob.”


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Con man poses as accountant, steals $375k from FL dental office

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PALM HARBOR – If the charges are true, it’s not the first time Zed Turner posed as a legitimate accountant to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from an unsuspecting client.

In 1997, he was charged with stealing more than $250,000 from an 88-year-old blind woman from Palm Harbor. He later pleaded guilty and, in exchange for his plea, received four years of probation and paid $107,000 in restitution.

Now Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives say that Turner has returned to his old ways. This time, they say, Turner, 52, of Oldsmar stole more than $375,000 from a dental office where he had been hired to handle the company’s payroll.

Deputies arrested Turner on Monday night on a grand theft charge. He was being held in the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $375,000 bail. His attorney, Robert Eckard, declined to answer questions, saying he hadn’t seen the Sheriff’s Office investigation.

According to authorities, Turner was hired Jan. 1, 2003, to handle the payroll taxes for a dental business owned by Harry A. Insko at 4050 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. Turner presented himself as a certified public accountant, but he holds no such license in Florida.

Turner was supposed to prepare the employees’ checks, deducting income and Social Security taxes, detectives said. Turner then had Insko cut him a check in the amount of the taxes, saying that he would forward the money to the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration.

Turner, though, kept the money for himself and successfully avoided detection for three years, authorities said. He used the money for his mortgage payments, airline tickets and a new GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle.

“We’re in shock,” said Jan Boromei, an office receptionist and sister-in-law of Insko. “Turner was someone we trusted. To meet him, you’d never know it in a million years. … When we all found out, we were nauseous. That’s how sick we were.”

Insko was out of town and unavailable for comment.

The truth about Turner emerged in June 2006 when the Insko family got a letter from the IRS, authorities said. They later learned from the IRS that no tax papers had been filed for 2003 through 2006.

The Inskos turned to the Sheriff’s Office, and Detective David Kavanagh in the economic crimes unit took up the investigation. Kavanagh said Tuesday he feared there might other victims who have not come forward or even realized they have been taken.

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Name: TURNER, ZED M JR
Race: WHITE
Gender: MALE
Birth date: 4/11/1954
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
DC Number: R09142
Release Date: 12/28/2023
Current Facility: GULF C.I.
Initial Receipt Date: 4/30/2009
Current Custody: MEDIUM
Current Release Date: 12/28/2023
Names / Aliases:
  • TED TURNER
  • ZED TURNER
  • ZED M TURNER JR
  • ZED MONROE TURNER
  • ZED MONROE TURNER JR
  • ZED
  • ZEKE
Charges:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
01/01/2003 GRAND THEFT O/$100,000 1ST. DEG 04/24/2009 PINELLAS 0705892 16Y 0M 0D
01/03/2002 GRAND THEFT O/$100,000 1ST. DEG 04/24/2009 PINELLAS 0716934 16Y 0M 0D
08/16/2005 GRAND THEFT O/$100K 04/24/2009 PINELLAS 0821174 16Y 0M 0D
Current Community Supervision History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Community Supervision Length
01/01/2003 GRAND THEFT O/$100,000 1ST. DEG 04/24/2009 PINELLAS 0705892 14Y 0M 0D
01/03/2002 GRAND THEFT O/$100,000 1ST. DEG 04/24/2009 PINELLAS 0716934 14Y 0M 0D
08/16/2005 GRAND THEFT O/$100K 04/24/2009 PINELLAS 0821174 14Y 0M 0D
Detainers:
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
04/27/2009 06C INTAKE 0705892 NTFY/P&P
Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
04/30/2009 Currently Incarcerated

Savannah Waters arrested on charges that she stole money from a Florida dental office

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JUNO BEACH, Fla – Savannah Waters has been arrested by the Juno Beach Police Department on larceny and fraud charges.

An arrest report states that while Waters was employed as the office manager at a Juno Beach dental office she took more than $46,000 in patient payments over a two and a half year period.

Juno Beach detectives say that Dr Kuhl and his wife reported that Waters had taken money from the office.

Waters, according to the arrest report, was responsible for collecting patient payments.

The arrest report says that when Waters was questioned about the thefts by the Juno Beach Police she told them that she needed some help.

She also told investigators that she needed to take care of her family and she needed some time off which she wasn’t given.

Waters was arrested by the Juno Beach Police and has been released from the Palm Beach County Jail on $10,000 bond.


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Troubled Florida oral surgeon pleaded guilty to embezzling from practice where he worked; sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

A St. Cloud oral surgeon was sentenced to five years in state prison this week in a Leon County courtroom and agreed to give up his license to practice dentistry.

John Rowe, 49, pleaded guilty in September to one count of organized fraud and 51 counts of receiving unlawful compensation. He admitted charging patients for anesthesia and billing Medicaid for the same treatment, although he never administered the drugs, said Assistant Statewide Prosecutor Jack McLaughlin.

Rowe also pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft and two counts of homeowners insurance fraud committed in Osceola County.

Judge N. Sanders Sauls, chief of the Second Judicial Circuit, Tuesday sentenced him to 3 1/2 years in prison to be served at the same time as the fraud sentence. The case was transferred to Leon County, where Medicaid is administered, for the plea and sentencing.

”I’m satisfied with the sentences the statewide prosecutor got,” said prosecutor Jon Morgan, who heads the Osceola County office of the Orange-Osceola State Attorney. ”I think they will serve to protect the citizens of this state from him taking advantage of them in the future.”

Dozens of former patients, insurance companies and Florida Board of Dentistry attorneys have sued or complained about Rowe in the past decade.

He got out of federal prison in September after serving more than two years for money laundering and submitting false Medicare claims. Prosecutors said he collected payments from patients for routine dental work, then billed Medicare for surgery he never performed. The incidents happened from 1992 to 1994.

As part of his sentence, Rowe’s state prison term will be followed by 10 years of probation. He also must repay $93,000 to Allstate Insurance Co. for the homeowners fraud and pay for the cost of the investigation by the Office of Statewide Prosecution, the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Unit and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Earlier this year, Rowe was ordered to repay more than $5,000 to Medicare. He stopped practicing dentistry in 1995, when he was sent to federal prison.

When Rowe was granted a license in Florida, the Tennessee Board of Dentistry already had revoked his license for six months in 1983 on charges of gross malpractice and incompetence.

Six years later, the Florida board fined him and sent him to 100 hours of retraining after he pulled teeth without permission.


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Jacksonville woman accused of stealing 104 times from dentist

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A Jacksonville woman plans to hire her own attorney after being accused of embezzling money from the dentist’s office where she worked as a clerk.

Former employee Sandra Lynn Hill, 39, of Cobblestone Trail in Jacksonville, was charged Wednesday by Jacksonville Police Department with felony embezzlement.

Hill has been accused of embezzling money from A Beautiful Smile, family and cosmetic dentistry, since December 2012, according to warrants.

Hill’s last day at the office was April 1 and the Jacksonville Police Department received a call from Hill’s former boss about the alleged crime on April 8, according to warrants.

Hill allegedly stole approximately $15,606.18 in cash and $505.25 in payroll hours over the three-year period. Hill is also accused of buying items for herself on Amazon.com using a company credit card, according to warrants.

Hill stole cash from the deposits meant for the company’s bank on 104 known occasions, according to warrants.

At her first appearance on Thursday, Hill said she would hire her own attorney.

Hill’s bond was set at $5,000 and her next court date is scheduled for May 19.


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