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By Michael Hasch
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

A Ross woman was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $100,000 from a North Side medical practice where she was responsible for depositing funds into the practice's bank account.

Maria P. Bonacci, 52, an employee of The Pennsylvania Heart Group which also has offices in Clarion, is awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled April 21 on a charge of theft.

Bonacci has “no reasonable explanation as to why there was a $106,518.85 difference between the money collected and the amount deposited into the bank account” between 2007 and 2013, according to a criminal complaint filed by investigators from the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.

Bonacci had been with the company for more than 20 years and had the title of medical transcriptionist for Dr. Michael Hagerty and Dr. Peter Stracci, who contacted authorities after noticing that the practice was collecting less revenue than in previous years.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or

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