For Immediate Release
Friday, February 08, 2019
Incident: Dental Assistant Arrested for Stealing Jewelry
Location: 270 Weeks Avenue, Manorville
Date/Time: Friday, February 8, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.

Suffolk County Police this morning arrested a female dental assistant for stealing jewelry from patients at a dental office in Rocky Point.


Arieta Gouvakis, a dental assistant to Dr. Elliot Koschitzki at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, located at 31 Fairway Drive, removed jewelry from two patients who were being treated at the office under her care on January 31 and February 1, 2019. Neither patient realized their jewelry was missing until after they left the office.  


The Suffolk County Police Property Recovery Squad recovered the stolen jewelry from local pawn shops. The dental office cooperated fully with the investigation once they were notified of the allegation against their employee.


Gouvakis, 38, was arrested at her home, located at 270 Weeks Avenue in Manorville, at approximately 12:30 a.m. She was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree. She is being held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip in the morning.


Anyone with information or other patients who think they have also been victimized by Gouvakis are asked to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.


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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-89678, 19-94082
Suffolk County Police Department

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