Insurance Checks Stolen; Office Manager Charged

Posted: August 04, 1991

A former office manager of a Northampton Township chiropractor's office has been accused of stealing at least $1,876 in Independence Blue Cross checks between March and June, police said.

Jacquelyn Mazzanti, 27, of the first block of Mulberry Drive, Holland, turned herself in July 26, police said Wednesday. She has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence, unlawful use of a computer and other offenses, said Police Detective Ken Barnes.

Barnes said Mazzanti worked at the office of Dr. Howard Bloom and Dr. Marc Bloom in the Weathervane office complex, Almshouse and Temperance Lane, between August 1986 and last June 7. She alone had access to the office computer, police said.

Barnes said that on June 10, three days after Mazzanti quit, office workers found that the computer manuals were missing. Six weeks later, office workers discovered that all information on Mazzanti had been erased from the computer, Barnes said.

On July 20, Marc Bloom went to the police station to report that $1,876 in checks was missing. The police report said a photostat copy of the checks showed the forged signature of Howard Bloom, Marc Bloom's brother.

Barnes said the investigation was continuing. Mazzanti was released on her own recognizance and has a hearing date before District Justice Donald Nasshorn Aug. 12.

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