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Local woman steals $300,000 from Utica dentist

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- A Rome woman is heading behind state bars after stealing $300,000 from her boss.

Mary Frank, 57, spent 23 years working as an office manager for Dr. Louis Rabice's dental practice in Utica and she spent six years slowly pocketing cash, eventually embezzling $300,000.

Frank will spend the next one to three years in state prison after pleading guilty to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud in Oneida County Court. Frank was in charge of processing and depositing cash at the Genesee Street dentist office as patients paid their bills, but she syphoned money day-by-day for personal use.

Frank has repaid the money she stole. She also agreed to pay $33,000 to $34,000 dollars in state taxes on the stolen money which is considered additional income.

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