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Having to face the consequences of your actions alone is never easy especially if you are not knowledgeable on how to deal with any complaints and accusation cases. On the matter of complaints and charges filed against you, always be prepared and be wise to have a dental attorney for the defense.

On or about March 26, 2018, a licensed dentist reported to the Police Department that the dentist, a former employee, had embezzled approximately $526,000 from the licensed dentist’s office in Fort Hood, Texas.

The accused dentist had been hired to work as a front office assistant at the licensed dentist’s dental office on or about June 12, 2015, and the dentist was allowed to use his business credit cards to make business-related purchases.

At some point in 2017 or 2018, the licensed dentist noticed charges on the business cards to unknown accounts. The licensed dentist learned that these accounts belonged to the accused dentist.

The licensed dentist contacted the accused dentist about her possible improper use of the business credit cards via text message. On or about March 17, 2018, the dentist wrote, “I should have never taken the trust you had in me and taken advantage of it. I want to repay you and would like to start as soon as possible. The dentist also informed the licensed dentist that she had taken cash and checks from him, starting in approximately June 2017. The licensed dentist terminated the dentist’s employment.

On or about April 5, 2018, the dentist spoke with investigators at the Police Department and estimated that she had taken a total of $15,000 in cash and checks from the licensed dentist’s office.

The licensed dentist hired a private auditor to review his files, and on or about April 24, 2018, the auditor determined that there N‘as over $30,000 missing from HT’s business accounts.

On or about May 4, 2018, the Police Department arrested the dentist for embezzlement.

As a result, the dentist has subjected her license to discipline in that she was convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a dentist.  Specifically, on or about January 7, 2021, in a criminal matter, the dentist was convicted by plea of guilty of grand theft of real or personal property over $950, a felony. The dentist was sentenced to 24 months of formal probation. In addition to other terms and conditions of probation, the court ordered the dentist to pay $25,000 in victim restitution to the licensed dentist.

The course of the case would have resulted differently that is favorable to the dentist but it turned out negatively as the dentist will face the consequences of his actions. Having a dental attorney when facing the Board will be a sigh of relief for the dentist, but unfortunately, he failed to do so.

If you are experiencing such a situation, you should seek help from an expert who knows how to deal with such a case. An expert who has many years of experience and has the skills you are looking for a good defense. Attorney Yong J. An is a reliable dental attorney who can truly help you with your case. For a consultation, you may reach him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679