Former employee accused of embezzling $13K from Tennessee dental office

A former dental office employee has been charged with theft of property for allegedly stealing more than $13,000 from the Tennessee practice, CBS affiliate WREG Memphis reported March 29. 

Amber Nichols was employed at Colonial Dental in Memphis, Tenn. The practice became suspicious after Ms. Nichols requested time off to go to Chicago with her husband for an embezzlement case. 

After searching through records, a dentist found fraudulent charges on the dental office's business credit cards from October 2019-August 2021 totaling $13,147.84. Police were notified of the incident Dec. 6, 2021, the report said.

Ms. Nichols is expected to appear in court March 30.

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