Payroll Clerk Accused of Stealing $35,000 from Dentist's Office

West Haven police have arrested a payroll clerk who is accused of stealing $35,000 from the dentist office he worked for.

Harold Lee Abrams, 67, of New Haven, is accused of stealing the money from a dentist office on Campbell Avenue in West Haven while working there as a payroll clerk in 2013 and 2014, according to West Haven police.

Police arrested Abrams after a two-and-a-half year investigation.

They said he was working at another dentist office when they found him and has been charged with larceny in the first degree and 45 counts of forgery in the second degree.

Police are still investigating and said they expect to make more arrests.

Editor's Note: West Haven police originally said the amount allegedly stolen was $80,000, but court documents put the amount at $35,000.

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