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Former dental office manager allegedly steals over $90,000

February 15, 2008
By PHILIP A. HOLMES pholmes@sungazette.com
A city woman was arrested Thursday on felony charges for allegedly stealing over $90,000 from a Loyalsock Township dentist while she worked for him as his office manager, according to state police.

Kim Yvette Menne, 42, of 716 Tucker St. is accused of taking $85,285 in cash from the office of Dr. Charles M. Burzynski at 1701 Four Mile Drive during a 33-month period between early 2005 and last October, police said.

During that time, Menne also allegedly forged two office checks with Burzynski’s stamped signature; one she wrote to herself for $1,403 and another she wrote to Williamsport Boys Basketball (of the Williamsport Area High School Main Booster Club) for $4,445, police said.

At the time, Menne did all the bookkeeping for the practice as Burzynski’s office manager, Trooper Angela Bieber wrote in an affidavit.

The investigation began in early October after Burzynski’s wife, Kathleen Lewis, who helps run the practice, questioned Menne about two missing deposits, Bieber said.

“Menne brought the missing deposits to the office on Oct. 5, claiming she found one in her purse and another in her car. These events prompted Burzynski and his wife to have the office bookkeeping examined more thoroughly,” Bieber said.

It was determined that numerous office deposit slips filled out by Menne did not match with the actual deposits that she made to the bank, Bieber said.

“The slips showed amounts that included both cash and checks that were to be deposited to the bank, but the actual amount deposited to the bank was only the checks. The cash amounts were unaccounted for,” Bieber said.

Menne was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth T. Schriner Jr. on charges of forgery, theft, receiving stolen property and theft by failure to make required disposition. She was released on $50,000 bail.





 
 

 

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