Dental assistant stole jewelry from sedated patients, police say


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A Rocky Point, N.Y.-based Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry dental assistant was arrested Feb. 8, according to Newsday.

Police allege dental assistant Arieta Gouvakis stole jewelry from patients who were under moderate sedation. The incidents occurred while the patients were undergoing procedures that left them lightly asleep or unable to remember what happened.

The jewelry was recovered from a local pawnshop.

Ms. Gouvakis is facing third-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property charges.

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