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Hatboro Office Manager Sentenced in Phony Check Scheme

A former office manager of a Hatboro dental practice has been sentenced for her role in an alleged $48,000 check-cashing scheme.

A former office manager of a Hatboro dental practice has been sentenced for her role in an alleged $48,000 check-cashing scheme.
A former office manager of a Hatboro dental practice has been sentenced for her role in an alleged $48,000 check-cashing scheme.
A former office manager of a Hatboro dental practice will serve up to 23 months in jail for her admitted role in a scheme to cash more than 140 phony checks totaling more than $40,000, according to the Intelligencer

Jill Marie Beaghley, 38, of Philadelphia, who had worked previously for dentist Larry E. Krevitz, pleaded guilty to a felony theft by deception charge for taking $48,779 from the dental practice between April 22 and July 15, according to the newspaper. 

Beaghley has been incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility since Aug. 23 after being charged, along with alleged co-conspirators, Cavon Broaddus, 28, of Philadelphia and Donald Lynch, 46, of Willow Grove, with more than 100 counts of conspiracy, forgery, theft and related charges, according to court documents. 

Police allege that the trio forged checks and submitted fraudulent insurance claims from the North York Road dental practice.

The dentist notified Hatboro Police on July 12 that he had discovered checks payable to his practice had been forged with his signature and cashed by a man at a check cashing business on Jacksonville Road in Warminster Township, according to police. 

Based on video recordings obtained from the check cashing business, police were able to identify the man as Lynch, according to authorities. Beaghley, who was employed as the dental practice's office manager, allegedly engaged in a conspiracy with Broaddus and Lynch to steal and forge checks with the dentist’s signature. Beaghley would turn the checks over to Lynch and her associate, Broaddus, according to police.  

Upon receiving the checks, Lynch cashed them at the Warminster location using the dentist’s identification. The three allegedly engaged in this conspiracy from April into July.  

Police have identified more than 140 checks that were forged and cashed as well as several fraudulent insurance claims submitted by Beaghley.

Broaddus and Lynch are free on $99,000 and $250,000 bail, respectively. Both await pre-trial conferences on Jan. 7, according to court documents. 

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