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Woman pleads guilty to embezzlement from office

Almost $300,000 taken in about 5 years

A Comanche woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to a pair of federal charges connected to a $283,000 embezzlement scheme from a Duncan dentist.

Annette M. Straily entered her pleas to felony charges of bank fraud and signing a false federal income tax return, according to a press release from Robert J. Troester, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Straily was charged May 24 with one count of bank fraud and one count of filing a false federal income tax return. 

From April 2012 until June 2017, Straily worked as the office manager of a dental office in Duncan. According to the charging information, as part of her job she prepared checks, paid invoices, managed the accounting system and maintained the petty cash fund. 

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