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Former resident sentenced to 41 months in prison for embezzlement

by | Dec 10, 2020 | News, Police & Fire

A former Hopkinton resident was sentenced to 41 months in prison plus three years of supervised release for embezzling more than $348,000 from a Greater Boston dental office.

Yuliya “Julia” Vaysglus, 36, was sentenced in federal court on Nov. 17. She had pleaded guilty in June to eight counts of bank fraud, one count of aggravated identify theft and three counts of filing false tax returns.

According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts: “From 2009 until she was terminated in February 2015, Vaysglus was the office manager of a Boston-area dental practice where her duties included tracking client invoices, depositing insurance payments into the practice’s bank account, and recording those deposits for accounting purposes. Between 2009 and December 2014, Vaysglus embezzled more than $348,000 from the dental practice by diverting to herself at least 276 checks from various insurance companies for services rendered to patients. As part of the scheme, Vaysglus made the checks payable to herself, forged the signature of the dental firm’s owner on the checks, and deposited them into her bank account. Vaysglus failed to report the embezzled funds on her federal tax returns.”

Vaysglus lived in Hopkinton at the time of the crime, although she has since relocated to California.