AUGUSTA, Maine — A former bookkeeper at an Augusta dental practice has been sentenced to six months in jail for embezzling about $120,000 from the business.
Celine Davis was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to have no contact with anyone who works at Augusta Orthodontics. The 43-year-old Lewiston woman was also ordered to pay another $72,000 in restitution. She has previously paid about $47,000 in restitution.
The Kennebec Journal reports that practice owner Darryl Zeleniak told a judge that he was more disappointed than angry with Davis. He said she worked at the practice for 16 years and was considered a friend.
Prosecutors say Davis stole the money by accepting cash payments and then deleting or voiding them in the computer system after providing a receipt.