Miami Dialysis Center Grapples with Bookkeeper's $122K Embezzlement Scandal

Miami Dialysis Center Grapples with Bookkeeper’s $122K Embezzlement Scandal

The financial controller of a Little Havana dialysis facility is accused by Miami police of embezzling over $100,000 from the business by means of fraudulent invoices.

Tuesday saw the arrest of Cooper City resident Paola Alexandra Orozco, 45, on 29 criminal counts.

An arrest report states that Orozco was employed by KidneySPA, which is situated at 1401 SW First St., in August. “Preparing timely financial reports, reporting variances, overseeing accounting operations such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, analyzing financial data, preparing income statements and managing financial transactions,” according to the police, were among her duties.

The chief financial officer of KidneySPA raised red flags on Monday, according to police, after seeing a $6,583 invoice sent to the dialysis supplier business Fresenius Medical Care.

He discovered that the invoice was going to Orozco’s bank account rather than Fresenius, according to the arrest report. According to the police, Orozco used the fictitious invoices to send herself $122,288.

Authorities detained her on Tuesday at her place of employment; they removed a purported confession from the arrest file.

Orozco is charged with 27 counts of third-degree felony making false entries in the books of a business entity in addition to first-degree felony counts of grand theft and organized plan to defraud.

The Ecuadorian national was being held on a $67,500 bond as of Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.