Woman Charged With Filching From Frankfort Dentist Pleads Not Guilty
A receptionist at a Frankfort dentist's office allegedly stole thousands from her boss.
A Lombard woman charged with ripping off thousands of dollars from a Frankfort dentist while working as his receptionist pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of theft and possession of a controlled substance.
Dorothy Lynn Guerrero, 28, was ordered to take a drug test prior to her Wednesday morning arraignment. She apparently passed and was allowed to leave after pleading not guilty.
Guerrero is free on $50,000 bond following her Dec. 11 arrest. Frankfort officers had taken her into custody on a warrant.
Guerrero stole more than $10,000 and less than $100,000 from Dr. James Tharp throughout September and October, according to an indictment secured against her in December. A source said she pocketed $35,000 of the dentist's money by misappropriating insurance checks.
The felony drug charge stems from Guerrero supposedly possessing cocaine. Guerrero's indictment said she was caught with the coke the day she was arrested.
During the arraignment, Schaumburg attorney Robert Irsuto entered his appearance to represent Guerrero. After accepting Guerrero's plea, Judge Robert Livas set a Feb. 7 date for her to appear before Judge Sarah Jones.