A Florida woman was arrested last week and accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the doctor’s office where she worked over a five-year period, according to reports. The 40-year-old woman was arrested on felony fraud and larceny charges last Wednesday and released later that day on a $30,000 bond.
According to an arrest affidavit, detectives began investigating the woman after a physician at Mariners Hospital reported she had stolen tens of thousands of dollars in cash from the practice.
After reviewing records from the past six years, detectives found that the woman, who was a clerk responsible for depositing cash at the bank, was creating two deposit slips — one for the billing company and one for the bank.
She allegedly began making the bogus deposits, which totaled $50,161.27, in January 2013, according to police.
The terms theft and fraud can mean many different things. At their most basic, theft and fraud boiled down to taking something that doesn’t belong to you. Fraud carries an added element of deception or trickery. Fraud and theft charges are very serious criminal charges in Florida that can carry very severe consequences if convicted.
Fraud charges can be extremely stressful to deal with. However, our South Florida Fraud Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton may be able to help you avoid a conviction or possibly reduce your charge and penalties. We can develop the best defense strategy that argues your innocence or present certain evidence to convince a prosecutor or judge that you deserve leniency.
If you’ve been charged with a theft or fraud offense in south Florida, call us today at 561-367-8777 or contact us online to learn the options available to you in a free consultation.