Virginia Woman Indicted for Six Counts of Embezzlement

Jenelle Cook-Cash

WAYNESBORO — Police arrested a Greenville woman earlier this week after she was accused of ripping off a Waynesboro dental practice of nearly $40,000, according to police.

Court records indicate the victim was Dr. Angel Ray, who has an office on Chicurel Lane in Waynesboro.

The Waynesboro Police Department began investigating in October after an employee at the office alerted authorities to a possible string of thefts following a records audit, Capt. David Shaw said.

The captain said the suspect, who used to work at the office, is accused of stealing payments from patients. Shaw said the alleged thefts began in 2017 and reportedly continued into 2020.

All told, more than $38,000 was taken from the dental practice, Shaw said.

On Monday, the Waynesboro grand jury indicted Jenelle Cook-Cash, 35, of Greenville, on six felony counts of embezzlement.

Police arrested Cook-Cash on Tuesday following the indictments. She posted a $2,500 personal recognizance bond, Shaw said, and is awaiting trial in Waynesboro Circuit Court.

A trial date has not been set.

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