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Women’s Cancer Center Claims|Employees Embezzled $1 Million

LAS VEGAS (CN) - The Women's Cancer Center of Nevada claims its Chief Operating Officer Michael Seeley and his brother Paul, in the billing and computer department, conspired to embezzle $1 million, and sent some of it to Michael's fiancée, a resident physician at Emory University. It claims the Seeleys embezzled $25,000 a month for four years, and that bookkeeper Sabine Jensen was in on it.

Michael Seeley is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit in Clark County Court. The filing does not clarify why Michael Seeley, who allegedly led the conspiracy, is not named as a defendant. It claims that he, his brother and Jensen took the money for their personal use, and sent some to "Michael Seeley's fiancée, Dr. Tanya Turan, M.D., a resident at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia for personal expenses and diverting WCCN funds for their own personal use."

The Center claims Paul Seeley used his computer expertise to hide the embezzlements, and taught his brother and Jensen how to do it. It claims that Michael Seeley forged a doctor's signature on WCCN checks. It claims that Paul Seeley covered this up.

And the Center claims that Michael "developed a close personal relationship with [nonparty] Karen Vandenberg, who served as an officer at Mid Peninsula Bank in charge of the WCCN," who knew of the unauthorized withdrawals from the WCCN accounts and from the doctor's personal account, but failed to notify the account holders.

It claims Vandenberg, Michael Seely and Jensen conspired to allow documents to be shredded to cover up the embezzlements, and that "Vandenberg actively assisted in the forging of bank documents with Mid-Peninsula Bank in return for cash payments" of "thousands of dollars".

Vandenberg is not named as a defendant.

Seeley's name is spelled "Seely" at the top of the complaint, but is spelled "Seeley" throughout.

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