Bookkeeper steals $120K+ from West Virginia dental practice

A woman who worked as a bookkeeper for a West Virginia dentist has admitted to charges of bank fraud, according to a July 10 release from the Justice Department.

U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said Melissa Evans, 49, pleaded guilty to stealing from her former employer, a dental practice in Parkersburg, W.Va.

Ms. Evans was the practice's financial coordinator. She stole more than 300 checks mailed from insurance companies to the office over the course of four years, according to the state release. Instead of depositing the checks into the practice's account, she deposited them into her personal bank account. In total, she stole more than $120,000.

Ms. Evans faces up to 30 years in prison. Her sentencing is set for Nov. 18.

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