Sunday, June 26, 2011

Former Dental Assistant In California Sentenced For Embezzling $203K

Tiffany Lynae Lovell, 31, of Biggs, California, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for embezzling $203,000 from the dentistry practice of Dr. Michael A. Passaglia in Yuba City where she had been employed as an office manager.  According to authorities, Lovell skimmed monies from the practice over a five year period, from 2005 through 2010.  Lovell reportedly used the ill-gotten gains to pay for personal luxury items, including jewelry and breast augmentation surgery.  Lovell had been an 8 year employee of the practice, where she was a problem employee, according to the dentist.  Lovell even filed a sexual harassment claim against Dr. Passaglia in an effort to pressure him to drop the embezzlement charges, according to media reports.  She blamed abuse as a child by her father and other men later in life, according to the reports.

Read the story here, here, and here.

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