Texas and Nevada Serial Embezzler

Dentists should be on the lookout for a serial embezzler named Nancy PRUETT (has also gone by Nancy Richey and Nancy Castillo).  Her date of birth is reported to be 5/12/1967.

Nancy has been convicted of one embezzlement, and we have received reports from several other doctors claiming that she stole from them as well.  Here are a couple of pictures of our fired Nancy, and a copy of her Texas criminal conviction is below.  Reportedly she uses online dental job boards to find jobs in dental offices, and as of May 2018 she is reported to be looking for work.

 

 

PRUETT,NANCY (SID: 08960788)

SID 08960788
Date Last Updated 11/16/2017
SEX FEMALE
RACE WHITE
ETHNICITY HISPANIC
HEIGHT 5’5″
WEIGHT 150 LBS
EYES BROWN
HAIR BLACK
PLACE OF BIRTH TEXAS
NAME(S) • CASTILLO,NANCY
• PRUETT,NANCY (Primary)
• RICHEY,NANCY
BIRTH DATE(S) • 5/12/1967 (Primary)
ARREST SUMMARY
DATE OF ARREST SEQUENCE CODE TRACKING NUMBER AGENCY DESCRIPTION
12/2/2011
A 9167225888 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE HOUSTON
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ARREST DATE 12/2/2011 (1 CHARGES)
ARREST DETAIL
ARREST DATE 12/2/2011
SEQUENCE CODE A
TRACKING NUMBER 9167225888
ARRESTING AGENCY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE HOUSTON (TX101015A)
ARREST DATE 12/2/2011 (CHARGE A001)
OFFENSE RECORD
AGENCY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE HOUSTON (TX101015A)
INTERNAL AGENCY CASE NUMBER 791111202154
ARREST OFFENSE THEFT PROP >=$1500 < $20K (23990004)
ARREST OFFENSE LITERAL TX101015A1112526WC
ARREST OFFENSE CITATION 31.03(E)(4)(A)
LEVEL AND DEGREE OF OFFENSE FELONY – STATE JAIL FELONY (FS)
DATE OF OFFENSE 11/4/2010
ARREST DISPOSITION DATE 12/2/2011
ARREST DISPOSITION HELD (205)
PROSECUTOR ORI REFERRED TO DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE HOUSTON (TX101015A)

PROSECUTION DETAIL
AGENCY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE HOUSTON (TX101015A)
PROSECUTOR ACTION FIELD PROSECUTOR ACCEPTS THE CHARGE (A)
PROSECUTOR OFFENSE CITATION 31.03(E)(4)(A)
PROSECUTOR OFFENSE THEFT PROP >=$1500 < $20K (23990004)
LEVEL AND DEGREE PROSECUTED FELONY – STATE JAIL FELONY (FS)

COURT STATUS A
AGENCY DESCRIPTION 176TH DISTRICT COURT HOUSTON (TX101185J)
COURT OFFENSE THEFT PROP >=$20K < $100K (23990010)
COURT OFFENSE CITATION 31.03(E)(5)
LEVEL AND DEGREE OFFENSE FELONY – 3RD DEGREE (F3)
COURT DISPOSITION CONVICTED (310)
COURT DISPOSITION DATE 7/17/2012
DATE OF SENTENCE/STATUS 7/17/2012
CAUSE NUMBER CAU:132900201010
FINAL PLEADING GUILTY (G)
COURT CONFINEMENT 10Y
COURT COSTS 235
AGENCY RECEIVING CUSTODY 176TH DISTRICT COURT HOUSTON (TX236065C)
MULTIPLE SENTENCES CODE CONCURRENT (CC)

CUSTODIES
Custody
DATE OF OFFENSE 11/4/2010
CUSTODIAL AGENCY/ORI PARDON AND PAROLE BOARD AUSTIN (TX227015G)
PERSONAL ID NUMBER 01798689
SENTENCE EXPIRATION DATE 1/15/2022
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT HARRIS (101)
STATUS STARTING DATE 12/17/2013
STATUS SUPERVISION PAROLED (417)
STATUS SUPERVISION LITERAL TX227015G 01798689
RECEIVING AGENCY 101
PAROLED UNTIL DATE 1/15/2022
Custody
DATE OF OFFENSE 8/7/2012
CUSTODIAL AGENCY/ORI DEPT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE HUNTSVILLE (TX236065C)
PERSONAL ID NUMBER 01798689
SENTENCE EXPIRATION DATE 1/15/2022
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT HARRIS (101)
STATUS STARTING DATE 8/7/2012
STATUS SUPERVISION RECEIVED (421)
STATUS SUPERVISION LITERAL TX236065C 01798689

Hiring alert — Nevada

Feb 27, 2018

Sources tell us that Unique Marie Wells is currently looking for work in the Las Vegas / Carson City area.  She is currently being investigated for missing finds at two other dental offices.  Here is a portion of her previous criminal record:


UNIQUE MARIE WELLS | Carson City , Nevada
Identification and Demographics
Name Offender ID Gender Ethnic Age Height Weight Build Complexion Hair Eyes Institution Custody Level Aliases Prior Felonies
UNIQUE MARIE WELLS 1076441 Female BLACK 36 5’3″ 140lb SMALL DARK BROWN BROWN INACTIVE-DSCHREL MARIE MCKINNIS, UNIQUE MARIE TOORSWELLS, UNIQUE M WELLS, UNIQUE M WELLSTOOKS, UNIQUE TOOKS, UNIQUE MARIE WELLSTOOKS, UNIQUE MARIE TOORS NO

Parole Hearing Details
Offender Book ID Parole Hearing Date Parole Hearing Location
146794 2012-02-16 PAROLE BOARD ROOM 301
146794 2012-04-01 FLORENCE MCCLURE WOMENS CORRECTIONAL CR
146794 2012-07-01 FLORENCE MCCLURE WOMENS CORRECTIONAL CR


Just a reminder that it is important to do proper background checking before you hire team members.  This background checking should include a criminal records check and discussion with all former employers for the past five years.

Please contact us if you are in doubt or want a recommendation for a company that performs dental background checks.

NV Woman found guilty in embezzlement

A dentist’s receptionist faces up to 25 years in prison after being convicted of five counts of embezzlement by a Carson City jury.

Sentencing for Jill Jeter, 46, is set for April 15.

The jury spent a little more than three hours on Thursday discussing the charges before returning with five guilty verdicts.

According to Deputy District Attorney Jason Woodbury, Jeter was accused of intercepting cash payments to the dentist’s office where she worked between Sept. 1, 1999 and Dec. 22, 1999.

He said the prosecution proved she would take payments from clients and then not enter them into the dentist’s accounting system.

A summons was issued for Jeter to appear in court and she was arraigned on May 22, 2000.

In addition to paying an undetermined amount of restitution, Jeter could also face up to $50,000 in fines. Embezzlement carries a sentence of one-to-five years in prison.

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

Content retrieved from: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/opinion/woman-found-guilty-in-embezzlement/

Las Vegas medical clinic manager pleads guilty to embezzling $1.3 million. Guess what — gambling problem

Editor’s note — as you may know, we normally confine ourselves to investigating dental office embezzlement.  However, we do provide reporting on significant embezzlements in medical offices because the methodologies employed have considerable commonality.


The administrator of two Las Vegas surgery centers pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to embezzling $1.3 million from physicians who invested in the clinics.

Robert Barnes, 50, who ran the Surgery Centers of Southern Nevada and other entities for the physicians, pleaded guilty to one felony count of embezzlement in connection with health care.

He remains free and has agreed to pay restitution to the clinics. His sentencing is Sept. 1.

According to his plea agreement, Barnes gambled away $515,000 in casino cash advances he obtained with company credit cards. He also bought a $38,000 diamond ring with company credit cards and spent another $45,000 on personal travel and entertainment.

 The $1.3 million was stolen from the clinics between 2010 and 2013, the indictment alleges.

The clinics, one on West Twain Avenue and another on Burnham Avenue, began to struggle financially in 2010, the indictment states.

“Vendor payments, including rent, were long overdue and physician-investors ceased receiving distributions on their investments, despite the fact that SCSN continued to receive reimbursements from the various public and private insurance companies whose beneficiaries had procedures there,” according to the indictment.

Eventually, the clinics filed for bankruptcy, the indictment states.

Barnes has agreed to provide the government with an accurate account of his finances and forfeit a long list of women’s jewelry, including rings, watches, bracelets and earrings he admitted buying with embezzled money.


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

Content retrieved from:  http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/las-vegas-clinic-operator-pleads-guilty-embezzling-13-million