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Woman allegedly defrauds dental practice for $0.5M
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A St. Catharines woman has been charged with allegedly defrauding a dental business for more than half a million dollars.

Jennifer Leslie, 37, who was general manager of a Ridgeway dental practice, allegedly took her owner for $554,000 between December 2014 and November 2017.

The owner of the dental practice advised police of the fraud in November and after investigation by a fraud unit, a warrant was issued for Leslie’s arrest.

Leslie was arrested at the Rainbow Bridge crossing into Canada on Wednesday.

She is charged with the alleged offences of fraud over $5,000 and laundering proceeds of crime.

Police did not say where she is alleged to have laundered the money. 

Leslie was held in custody pending a bail hearing on Thursday at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

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