The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office is charging a 35-year-old San Benito man with stealing more than $300,000 from a Los Fresnos dentist office over a three-year period. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said investigators arrested Francisco Hernandez-Limon Wednesday on Rio Hondo School District property. According to the district’s website, Hernandez-Limon worked as a bookkeeper. The allegations, however, stem from when Hernandez-Limon worked at Los Fresnos Family Dentistry. In 2016, Lucio said that office’s owner contacted him to file a report about $48,000 that was missing from the books. Investigators would later discover a total of $308,000 that was missing and accuse Hernandez-Limon of stealing it through various methods. Lucio said Hernandez-Limon took cash from Los Fresnos Family Dentistry, forged checks, used the company credit card to charge personal items and gave himself unauthorized bonuses. Hernandez-Limon is scheduled to be arraigned at 2 p.m. Thursday on a charge of misapplication of fiduciary property. Lucio said the suspect, if convicted, could be sentenced to up to 99 years in prison, but not less than five years and also face a $10,000 fine.
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