Ontario dental embezzler convicted of other fraud using 60 stolen identities

Update June 19, 2017

Sources tell us that Irina Chernyakhovsky was convicted of the fraudulent acts described in the article below and was sentenced two two years of house arrest.  We are also told that she breached the conditions of her house arrest and most likely will be going back to prison for committing the breach.

Irina  Chernyakhovsky (who also goes by the name Irina Fooks) was convicted of embezzling from several dental offices (see https://www.prosperident.com/2015/10/27/irina_chernyakhovsky/ and https://www.prosperident.com/2016/04/14/markham-dental-office-scammer-arrested-again/ )
Early in 2016, she was arrested and accused of fraudulently collecting government benefits in excess of $200,000.
What it interesting here is the comment made by someone using the name Irina Fooks (who appears to be the same Irina Fooks) below the story.

Markham, Ontario dental office scammer back in prison

Irina Chernyakovsky (Fooks)

Update September 28, 2018

Our friend Irina has received a three-year prison sentence, so we may not be hearing from her for a while.  Here is her sentencing report, which makes her misdeeds very evident.

Update June 19, 2017

Today we spoke with a Toronto-area dentist who told us that Irina Chernyakhovsky had worked for him in 2015 for approximately six months and had embezzled approximately $90,000.  Last week she pled guilty to several counts of fraud for this and will be sentenced in September 2017.

This dentist is NOT the one where Irina was caught with the three checks in her purse in the story below.

With her record of past convictions it is highly likely that she will return to prison when sentenced.

See related stories https://www.prosperident.com/2016/08/04/dental-embezzler-charged-fraud-using-60-stolen-identities/ and https://www.prosperident.com/2015/10/27/irina_chernyakhovsky/

Content retrieved from: Markham dental office scammer arrested again

Markham Economist & Sun

By Jeremy Grimaldi

Only two months after she was charged for a $230,000 employment insurance fraud, serial dentist office scammer Irina Chernyakhovsky has been arrested once again.

York Regional Police’s fraud squad cuffed Chernyakhovksy on Monday – with three cheques in her purse – after she had been once again hired at a dental office, this time in her hometown of Markham.

Although it appears she changed her appearance, someone recognized her and called police.

“It just goes to show you how quickly it can happen,” said an employee who wished to remain anonymous, noting Chernyakhovsky had only been employed for a matter of days.

In all, Chernyakhovsky has been linked to about 60 different identities and has been convicted of frauds throughout the dental industry.

One of the scams she has been convicted of involved submitting fraudulent insurance claims for expensive dental procedures under patients’ names and then intercepting their insurance cheques, according to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

In previous schemes, she swindled $193,336 from banks and insurers.

But it’s not only institutions she has stolen from as dentists around the region and farther afield have been hit.

Dr. David Freeman lost about $90,000 in 2005 and another dentist about $14,000.

At her last trial, Chernyakhovsky’s lawyer said her penchant for fraud began when her husband left her penniless in 2004.

Chernyakhovsky’s son, Josh, said his mom is a great person, but admitted that she made a mistake.

She has been charged with breaching her bail conditions, which forbid her from working around finances, claims or receivables and possessing cheques.

Do you have questions about embezzlement?  Give Prosperident a call at 888-398-2327 or send an email to requests@dentalembezzlement.com


Irina Chernyakhovsky — Toronto Canada


Do you have questions about embezzlement?  Give Prosperident a call at 888-398-2327 or send an email to requests@dentalembezzlement.com

See related stories https://www.prosperident.com/2015/10/27/irina_chernyakhovsky/ and https://www.prosperident.com/2016/04/14/markham-dental-office-scammer-arrested-again/

Irina Chernyakhovsky (a.k.a.: Irina Fooks) was convicted of embezzling from a dental office in Toronto, Canada.It has been alleged that she also embezzled from other offices.  A court-imposed condition prevented her from working in other dental offices, which she breached repeatedly.

Here is her Arrest and Sentencing bulletin. Irina was sentenced to spend two years in a Canadian penitentiary for 11 of the 174 charges she faced.

Irina Chernyahkovsky Arrest Report

For more on Irina, check out the following link — http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/dental-receptionist-gets-two-years-in-prison-for-insurance-fraud-scheme/article20442091/