PA dentist sues former employee and her husband for embezzlement — alleges million dollar theft

When Teresa Young pleaded guilty to stealing money from her former employer, she agreed to repay $10,334.

Her former employer, Dr. Duane A. Gruber, has filed a civil suit alleging that she stole much more – about $1 million.

Gruber also sued Young’s husband, Wayne, alleging he conspired with her to steal the money and benefited from her illegal doings.

The Youngs deny that Wayne knew what his wife was doing, and agree with the accusations only so far as to what she admitted in her criminal case.

Gruber, a dentist, charged Mrs. Young with conversion, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, and both Youngs, of 358 Kennard-Osgood Road, Sugar Grove Township, with conspiracy and unjust enrichment.

Gruber, whose dental practice is in Hempfield Township, said he was alerted by the IRS in about January 2011 of “significant financial irregularities.”

He hired a dental practice consultant to investigate the practice’s finances and come up with policies and procedures to improve management and productivity.

The consultant discovered that Young misappropriated funds, the suit said.

Gruber alleged Young manipulated financial records and patient bills, inflated supply purchasing, misappropriated cash payments and distorted bookkeeping, collections and billings.

Young denied the allegations, other then to admit writing 18 checks to herself or credit card companies for $8,600 on a Gruber account.

Gruber also alleged that Young contracted for better medical and vision benefits for herself, ordered excess dental supplies, gave her family and friends free dental care and manipulated office hours and payroll to receive additional and unearned pay for vacation days.

Young denied all of those allegations. She said all treatment received by family members complied with company policy, and that dental supplies were ordered by someone else.

 Gruber charged that Young used the stolen money to buy horses and equipment and pay expenses for the family business, Young’s Performance Horses, allegations the Youngs denied.

As far as Wayne Young’s involvement, the Youngs said he had no knowledge of his wife’s illegal activities, and received no direct benefit from them.

The sides could not agree on Young’s duties during her 20 years with Gruber, with Young arguing she had far less control of the practice than Gruber alleged.

Notice of the suit was filed Jan. 28, 2013, while the complaint was not filed until May 1.

The Young’s filed their answer May 29, the day Mrs. Young was paroled from jail after being sentenced in November to serve 11è to 23 months.

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Former UBC Dentistry faculty member misused funds for personal gain, university says

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The University of British Columbia alleges a former member of its faculty of dentistry “personally inappropriately enriched himself” when he was involved in a pilot project aimed at improving dental service in Haida Gwaii.

The federal government filed a lawsuit against the university and the former faculty member, Christopher Zed, in B.C. Supreme Court last November over the alleged misuse of millions of dollars in funds. Its allegations have not been proven. Criminal charges have not been laid.

The university, in its response to the federal government’s claim, said it was not unjustly enriched by the project. The federal government, through Health Canada, helped UBC establish the two dental clinics in Haida Gwaii.

“UBC acknowledges that Dr. Zed personally inappropriately enriched himself during the period in which he was involved in the project,” the university’s response to the civil claim says. “However, UBC says that Dr. Zed’s enrichment was to the loss and detriment of UBC, and not Health Canada.”

The university said Dr. Zed “breached his fiduciary duties to UBC” between 2002, when bank accounts for the clinics were opened, and 2013, when the project wrapped. It said he “incurred inappropriate or excessive expenses and diverted funds generated by the project to the use and personal benefit of Dr. Zed and others.”

However, the university said Dr. Zed and the others – who were not named – subsequently repaid a portion of the funds.

The university also took issue with a couple of the federal government’s specific allegations around money. First, it said a reference in the lawsuit to Dr. Zed making a $1.2-million deposit to his personal bank account in 2011 should have instead said he deposited that money to the clinic accounts.

Second, it said Health Canada mistakenly concluded $5.1-million was used by Dr. Zed for his personal benefit when that amount included “valid expenditures to deliver dentistry services.”

Dr. Zed has not filed his response to the federal government’s claim. However, he did file a response in April to another lawsuit brought by the Skidegate Indian Band. In that document, Dr. Zed denied he was unjustly enriched by the project. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

The university’s response was filed in late June but does not appear to have been previously reported.

The Skidegate Indian Band filed its lawsuit against the university, Dr. Zed, and the federal government in February. It alleged funds it should have received instead went to the university and Dr. Zed.

Dr. Zed, in his response to that lawsuit, denied the band had suffered any loss or damage and said it had no claim against him.

The RCMP has said it is investigating allegations of financial improprieties at the university’s faculty of dentistry, but a police spokesperson did not respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday.

A UBC spokesperson said she could only disclose Dr. Zed is no longer a university employee and was with the faculty of dentistry from September, 1995, until December, 2013.

Dr. Zed was formerly the associate dean of strategic and external affairs with the faculty of dentistry, as well as clinical professor of dentistry.

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Troubled Vancouver dentist faces new lawsuit

Spouse Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion For Failing To Report Over $1.2 Million Of Income From Husband’s California Practice

Saratoga Resident Sentenced To Two And A Half Years In Prison For Failing To Report Over $2.1 Million Of Income

SAN JOSE – Liping Liu was sentenced today to 30 months imprisonment, a $25,000 fine, and ordered to pay $744,248 in restitution for tax evasion, United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez announced.

According to the plea agreement, Liu was the receptionist and office manager for her spouse’s pediatric dental and orthodontic practice. Liu created a tax evasion scheme in which she skimmed money from various sources, including rental properties and her spouse’s dental and orthodontic practice. Liu admitted that she knew her actions were against the law and she was evading the assessment and payment of federal taxes throughout the course of her scheme.

Liu evaded taxes by funneling money from her husband’s practice into various bank accounts to prevent those funds from appearing in the business bank accounts. The only funds deposited into the business bank accounts were insurance payments, aside from thirteen personal checks in 2006 and one personal check in 2009. Liu admitted that she deposited the insurance proceeds exclusively into the business accounts because she knew the insurance company reported these payments to the IRS. Liu further admitted that she offered a 10% discount to dental clients if they paid in cash or by check, as long as they left the payee section on the check blank. Liu also modified checks, in the memo and payee fields to disguise the source of the payment. This enabled her to deposit the checks into the non-business accounts and evade taxes.

In addition, according to her plea agreement, from 2006 through 2010, Liu was a 50% partner in a limited liability corporation, HSL, which was created to hold rental property. Liu diverted rental checks paid to HSL to non-business bank accounts for the purpose of evading taxes on the HSL entity. She also changed the payee information on numerous rental checks.

From 2006 through 2010, Liu omitted $2,147,741.04 in gross receipts. This resulted in additional tax due and owing of $744,248.

Liu also admitted to providing incomplete and false information to the family bookkeeper, and engaging in a series of structured cash transactions from September 2008 to September 2009, which allowed her to continue to hide taxes from the IRS.

Liu, 56, of Saratoga was charged on March 19, 2014, with one count of tax evasion. She pleaded guilty to the charge on March 24, 2014.

The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte, United States District Court Judge, in San Jose. Judge Whyte also sentenced Liu to a three-year term of supervised release. The defendant was ordered to surrender on December 1, 2014.

Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Moore is prosecuting the case. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.


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From the UK — this woman got her start embezzling from a dentist, and moved on to much bigger things

Serial conwoman on six figure salary defrauded almost £2 MILLION from two companies she worked for

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BY ANDY CARSWELL

An accountant conned two companies out of almost £2 million after she abused her position as finance director to embezzle cash .

Evelyn Gore-Strachan, 42, today began her 12-year sentence after she stole money from the two jobs, despite earning a six-figure sum.

She siphoned more than £800,000 out of the accounts of the first company, before jumping ship when she learned she was being made redundant and stealing a further £1 million from the second.

Incredibly she started defrauding the second company within weeks of starting work – in a bid to pay back the money she had stolen from the first firm.

And it emerged on Friday afternoon that Gore-Strachan had secured the trusted positions by failing to tell either firm that she had previously been jailed – having conned a dental company where she worked out of money a staggering 33 times.

Gore-Strachan managed to get a pay rise to £132,000-a-year from the second firm she worked for after convincing them she was doing a good job for them – when in reality they later had to make workers redundant because they had been left significantly out of pocket by her offending.

The Zimbabwean national, who owns a five bedroomed house, was sent back to prison and barred from being a company director for the next 15 years by a judge who described her actions as being “about as bad a case as there could be.”

Gore-Strachan used a total of 35 accounts to hide her ill-gotten gains, setting up bogus accounts for firms with similar-sounding names to those that she worked for in a bid to avoid detection.

Other accounts were created for completely fictitious companies, many of which had her as the sole director, a court heard.

On one occasion when suspicious colleagues phoned a number on an invoice to query it, Gore-Strachan answered the phone but disguised her voice.

Prosecutor Michael Roques told Reading crown court that between 2008 and 2012, the 42-year-old managed to steal a total of £809,776 from Webtech Wireless, a Vancouver-based software firm that had an office in Reading, Berks.

She earned an annual salary of £44,000 in this post, which included bookkeeping and filing the company’s tax and employee PAYE returns.

In spring 2012 the firm announced it was to close its Reading office and Gore-Strachan would be among the employees to be made redundant.

It wasn’t until the following year that the company discovered a number of problems with legitimate commission payments to another firm, Globetec, which had been authorised by Gore-Strachan.

“It became apparent the commission payments meant to be paid to Globetec had been paid into a UK Abbey National bank account,” Mr Roques told the court.

An investigation showed that the money was being paid into the account of Pro Clean Services UK Ltd, Mr Roques said.

It also emerged that a request to change bank account details was made using a bogus email address that was similar to those used by Globetec.

Mr Roques told the court: “It diverted payments to a Barclays account with the name Globetex Ltd. The defendant, it was established, was the director of Globetex, no doubt set up to mimic Globetec in order to further the fraud.”

Two full-scale investigations were launched and it emerged that Gore-Strachan had pocketed more than £800,000 from Webtech Wireless.

The company recovered the losses through its insurers and Gore-Strachan made an arrangement with the insurance firm that she would repay £300,000.

She made a lump sum payment of £260,000 – which, Mr Roques said, she had obtained by falsifying authorisation from a colleague at the second firm she ended up defrauding, Britannia Pharmaceuticals.

Whilst working there she twice transferred out more than £200,000 into bank accounts she set up with names similar to a Japanese firm linked to Britannia, the court was told.

In total she stole £1,000,614 from them – leading to the confidence in the company and its share price to fall, resulting in staff being laid off or having bonus payments withheld.

That was despite Gore-Strachan “using her charm” to negotiate an increased bonus from 15 per cent to 25 per cent, in line with other bosses at the firm, and a pay rise from £112,000 to £132,000, Mr Roques told the court.

A complex police investigation led to Gore-Strachan eventually being charged with nine counts of fraud.

Mr Roques added that Gore-Strachan had worked for a third firm, Par XL, in between her employment at Webtech Wireless and Britannia Pharmaceuticals.

She has admitted defrauding money out of them as well, but the company is not chasing a prosecution as they believe any money they recoup will be outweighed by the cost of the investigation, Mr Roques told the judge sitting at Reading Crown Court.

Mike Phillips, defending, said his client had been married for more than 20 years and had two daughters, the eldest of whom attended Imperial College.


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Husband of Washington bookkeeper accused of laundering

Prosecutors plan to file criminal charges against the husband of a former bookkeeper who allegedly embezzled $1.7 million from an Olympia dental clinic.

The husband, Michael P. Doughty, 45, of Lacey, was arrested Monday on suspicion of laundering some of the money his wife, Lori L. Doughty, allegedly stole from The Fisher Group, where she worked as a part-time bookkeeper.

Lori Doughty, 36, was fired in June and also arrested. She pleaded not guilty earlier this month in Thurston County Superior Court to charges of first-degree theft, money laundering, forgery and trafficking in stolen property.

“We started looking at him immediately. If my wife had been bringing in an extra million-and-a-half over the last five years under our family budget, I probably would have asked about it,” Olympia police Lt. Steve Oderman said.

Law enforcement officials think it is one of the largest embezzlement cases ever reported in Thurston County. While money was being stolen, the couple took extravagant trips, bought expensive items and donated a $4,000 scoreboard to a South Sound high school.

Detectives began to look at money flowing into Michael Doughty’s self-owned company, First Response Emergency Medical Training Corp., which reportedly provides first-aid training and equipment, authorities said.

Financial records show that almost all of the sales his company made since it incorporated were to his wife, who made the purchases with her credit cards. She then allegedly paid off her credit card balances with checks from the dentists’ company account, authorities said.

The money going into her husband’s business was transferred into his corporate account and then into their personal accounts, authorities said.

Initial police reports filed with prosecutors on Tuesday list one year, 2004, in which Michael Doughty did about $27,000 in business. About $21,000 of those sales were made to his wife.

“As far as we can tell, he has had virtually no income for his business for years, except for real or fictitious purchases paid for with money from the dentists’ office,” Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Wheeler said. “His main customer was her.”

Lori Doughty may have been stealing money from her employer as far back as 1998, Oderman said. Her husband’s company incorporated in 1999, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

Doughty started the company after being fired from the Bellevue Fire Department, where he was a paramedic. An Olympia police report says he was terminated for dishonesty, although the exact reasons were unclear. A department human resources official did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Lori Doughty’s defense attorney, John Sinclair, said Tuesday that Michael Doughty’s arrest came as a surprise to the family. Sinclair is not representing Michael Doughty, who has hired another attorney.

“The family is obviously pretty upset with everything happening, especially with both mother and father being charged at the present time,” he said.

Michael Doughty was arrested at the couple’s rental home at 5832 54th Way S.E., which also is listed as his office address. He was booked into the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of money laundering, first-degree possession of stolen property, and trafficking in stolen property. He was released after posting a bail bond.

His wife was released a week after her arrest when her parents put up their property as collateral for a $100,000 bail bond. A judge ordered her to avoid any jobs that would require her to handle money. She still is unemployed, her attorney said.

The amount of the thefts, originally estimated at $1 million, have turned out to be closer to $1.7 million, taken between 2000 and 2005. Those figures still could climb, said Wheeler, the prosecutor.

Wheeler said he expected to charge Michael Doughty today.

The couple are well-known in the community for school volunteer work and their involvement in youth sports. Michael Doughty was a youth baseball coach and past president of Lacey Babe Ruth Baseball. In court last month, Sinclair said Lori Doughty was very involved in the community and in the athletic activities of the couple’s two teenage sons.

Long before their arrests, the couple’s spending habits had drawn attention from acquaintances.

They took several expensive vacations to Hawaii and Arizona and to various sporting camps, which police verified through the couple’s travel agency, Oderman said.

Before Lori Doughty was arrested on July 18, the couple owned a boat, personal watercraft, expensive jewelry and a 7-Series BMW with a license plate that read: “Envy Us.” They handed over much of the property to the dental clinic after she was confronted.

The couple also made large donations to area sports teams and North Thurston Public Schools.

The school district received about $7,500 worth of sports equipment from the couple during the past few years, district spokesman Tim McGillivray said.

They donated the new baseball scoreboard that stands above Timberline High School’s baseball field. They also donated batting cages, football headsets and a riding lawn mower, McGillivray said.

Their children attend schools in the district.

Detectives still were trying to track where all the money was spent, said Oderman, the police lieutenant.

“It’s a lot of money. It’s averaging about $250,000 to $350,000 a year that they were taking out of that business,” Oderman said. “We haven’t had time to run down all the stuff they’ve donated or paid for people.”


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SEC Charges Indianapolis Investment Advisor, Veros Partners, With Fraud. Veros had hundreds of dental clients

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced charges against an Indianapolis investment adviser, its president, two associates and several affiliated companies for engaging in two fraudulent farm loan offerings, in which they made Ponzi scheme payments to investors in other offerings and paid themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in undisclosed fees. The SEC obtained a temporary restraining order and emergency asset freeze to halt the scheme.

According to the SEC Complaint, Defendants Veros Partners, Inc. and Matthew D. Haab, its president, along with Jeffrey Risinger and Tobin Senefeld have fraudulently raised at least $15 million from at least 80 investors. The Complaint alleges that Veros and Haab raised those funds, mostly from Veros’ own clients, in two separate farm loan offerings. The investors in the 2013 and 2014 Offerings were informed, orally and in writing by Haab, and in the written offering documents, that investor funds would be used to make short term operating loans to farmers for the 2013 and 2014 growing seasons.

Contrary to these representations, the Complaint alleges that although some investor money was loaned to the farms, significant portions of the loan proceeds were not used for current farming operations but were used to cover the farms’ prior, unpaid debt.  In addition, Haab, Risinger, and Senefeld allegedly used money from the 2013 and 2014 Offerings to make at least $7 million in payments to investors in other offerings and to pay themselves over $800,000 in undisclosed “success” and “interest rate spread” fees. According to the Complaint, they also repeatedly misled investors about the risks, nature, and performance of the investments and underlying farm loans. To date, less than $5 million of the approximately $12 million in loans owed in connection with the 2014 Offering have been repaid. All but one of the loans in the 2014 Offering are past due and, according to the Defendants, the loans, most of which included unpaid balances from prior years, will not be repaid in the near future. In addition, the approximately $7 million still owed on those loans ($3 million of which is the subject of a recently filed collection action) is not sufficient to repay the 2014 investors, who are owed a total of approximately $9 million in principal and interest, and are due to be repaid on April 30, 2015.

The farm loan defaults and looming investment shortfall were not disclosed to the investors in the 2014 Offering. Defendants Haab, Risinger, and Senefeld have advised the Commission that their only recourse to repay the investors is by fees they expect to receive from other existing or planned offerings, including at least two 2015 farm loan offerings to Veros clients through which they are seeking to raise almost $25 million. The SEC brought this action to enjoin Defendants from raising additional investor funds, to prevent them from ensnaring more victims in their scheme, and to prevent the further dissipation of investor assets. The SEC also seeks the disgorgement of Defendants’ ill-gotten gains, as well as prejudgment interest and significant civil penalties.


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See SEC complaint here — https://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2015/comp23246.pdf

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

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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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Probably the Biggest Ever — Guilty Plea in $1.9 Million Washington Embezzlement

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The victims — Drs. Fisher and Jones

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — A woman who worked as a dental office bookkeeper and her husband have pleaded guilty to swiping about $1.9 million, one of the biggest and most complex embezzlement cases in the state capital.

In a plea agreement, Thurston County prosecutors said Thursday they would recommend a 10-year prison term for Lori L. Doughty, 39, formerly employed by Fisher Jones Family Dentistry in Olympia, and a year and five months for her husband, Michael G. Doughty, 46, both of Lacey.

Both were allowed to remain free after entering their pleas to multiple felony counts Thursday in Superior Court pending sentencing on May 11.

“I believe we made a statement that embezzlement will not be tolerated in Thurston County,” Deputy Prosecutor Joseph Wheeler said. The dental firm has recovered about $80,000 and the Doughtys will likely be ordered to make restitution after they get out of prison, but lawyers said it was likely that much of the uninsured loss would be recovered.

Co-owner James M. Jones said the business had managed to stay afloat, but he and his partner have had to set back their retirement plans by about a decade. “We feel like we have a great future, and now we can move on,” Jones said.

In documents filed in court, prosecutors wrote that the Doughtys maintained a lavish lifestyle with a scheme so tangled that a forensics examiner had to be hired to trace the funds and determine how much was taken.

Investigators wrote that Lori Doughty forged company checks to pay off credit cards for herself and her husband and laundered some of the money through her husband’s business, First Response Emergency Medical Training Corp. Her parents also used the credit cards but will not be prosecuted, Wheeler said.

After reviewing hundreds of financial records, forensics examiner Ken Wilson wrote that between December 1998 and July 18, 2005, when Lori Doughty was arrested, the couple spent $200,000 on clothes, $100,000 at restaurants, $185,000 on hotels, $74,000 on airline tickets and $32,000 at Starbucks. Her husband, arrested in August, was originally charged with 18 felonies but pleaded guilty to four – unlawful use of criminal proceeds, money laundering and two counts of forgery.

Lori Doughty, initially charged with 19 felonies, pleaded guilty to 15 – first-degree theft and multiple counts of forgery, money laundering and unlawful use of criminal proceeds.

 


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Ms. Doughty’s husband was also charged with money laundering — see related story here — https://www.prosperident.com/2016/08/26/husband-bookkeeper-accused-laundering/

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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http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2012/may/04/region-notable-local-embezzlement-cases/