A female Granger and sister of a former executive of Afdent Dentistry was put on probation and ordered to pay restitution last month for her role in a $ 3 million fraud scheme against the dental company.
Angela Jasinski, 31, pleaded guilty to wire fraud earlier this year and was sentenced in mid-August by U.S. District Court judge Damon Leichty to 18 months probation. She was also ordered to repay $ 68,930 after being kept on the company’s payroll, but did not work.
Afdent’s head office is in Fort. Wayne and the company have a branch in Mishawaka.
According to documents, Jasinski worked as an administrative assistant in Afdent’s office in Fort Wayne from September 2010 until March 2016, when she moved to Granger. Despite the move, Jasinski’s brother Brian Nordan kept her on the company’s payroll from March 2016 to September 2017.
Nordan, who was chief marketing officer and general manager of the dental practice from 2006, and her husband, Dustin Coleman, both pleaded guilty to wire fraud in April. Nordan was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $ 3 million in restitution, court documents show.
Coleman was sentenced to six months in prison. Both men are from Cassopolis.
Most of the charges against Nordan stem from the fact that he used company credit cards and reimbursement checks for personal expenses, such as landscaping and a boat lift, and to reimburse his payments on his private credit cards.
Federal prosecutors also alleged that Nordan used the company’s money to invest in a separate company that resold toothpaste to Afdent at a premium price.
According to another civil case filed by Afdent, Nordan was fired in June 2018 after the company discovered that Jasinski and Coleman were secretly receiving a salary.
As a condition of his probation, Jasinski will serve the first eight months of his sentence under house arrest. She is also ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.
The financial crimes units of the FBI and the Indiana State Police helped investigate the offenses.
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