Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Precious Metals from VA Dental Clinic

| June 8, 2023

Well, here’s something you don’t hear everyday.

Schenectady County Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Precious Metals from VA Dental Clinic

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York | Tuesday, June 6, 2023

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Arthur Hanvey, age 65, of Delanson, New York, pled guilty today to theft of government property. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Christopher Algieri, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Field Office for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, made the announcement.

Hanvey admitted that, while employed as a dental technician at the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center between October 2017 and May 2021, he stole precious metals and noble alloys that were intended to be recycled and used to manufacture crowns, bridges, and other dental prostheses, and then sold those precious metals to a third-party refinery for a profit. Hanvey admitted to obtaining $17,574 from the scheme.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 4, 2023, before United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci. Hanvey faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General investigated this case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Wentworth-Ping.

The photo may be deceiving because they don’t mention gold.

  • So, what did he come away with? A little plaque.
  • What did the dentist say to the tooth when it asked for more details? I’ll fill you in.
  • Because my teeth were stained, the dentist asked me, “do you smoke or drink coffee?” I told him I drink it.
  • This guy’s lawyer asked for a retainer.

Badda bing, badda boom!

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RGR 4-78

I wonder if his cell mates will dress him up as the Tooth Fairy?



jeff LPH 3 63-66

Boy, ain’t that the tooth.


The Irony.

We highly suspect this is his Father:

“Arthur J. Hanvey, 80, of Slingerlands died Sunday, January 4, 2008. Born in Brooklyn on August 2, 1928, he was the son of the late Hugh and Gertrude Hanvey (nee Hilly). A U.S. Army veteran, he honorably served his country in the Korean War and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.”

“He was a member of the American Legion, Blanchard Post #1040… and had been a blood donor for over 60 years.”

Daisy Cutter

He made his father proud.


I wonder if he looked at his father’s grave marker and wondered what the spot price was on a couple pounds of bronze.



You have us laughing, laughing, laughing…

That was Bad…and We Love It!!


President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Possibly HE’s been the one stealing those bronze funeral flower vases.




Sentence him to dental work, no novocaine.

Drill, baby, drill…

Mike B

He’s going to get drilled….

Green Thumb

And filled…


Anyone remember this famous movie line?



That movie had me terrified of dentists for way too long!


We still have PTSD from these dudes…


Poor James Whitmore. He never had a chance.





His Hero…



His Other Hero…




“I Buy Human Teeth: 4 Realities Of A Weird Black Market”

“Where do your teeth go after they’ve been pulled out of your screaming skull by a sadist with a light on his forehead? As unbelievable as it may seem, no one at Cracked ever thought to ask that question. It wasn’t until the source for this article came forward that we learned about the shady underground business which collects our unwanted teeth and mines them for literal gold. And now we’ve got an entirely new career path!”

jeff LPH 3 63-66

A lot of deceased Japanese soldiers in the Pacific were missing their gold filled teeth.

Hack Stone

After being lit up by a Marine wielding a flamethrower, a missing tooth was the least of their worries.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

I heard that the missing teeth had gold in them and how easy was it to knock the tooth out of the mouth.


Money And The Biden Name Can Buy You New Teeth…


And Hairplugs As Well!


Guess he thought he could pull this off? Brace yourself, dirtbag, the boys in Cell Block C are gonna fill your cavity.


Where he’s going he won’t need a dental dam.


There will be an independent investigation of this.

The results will be called “The Molar Report.”

(Can I take that back?)

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Rim shot, you guys got your teeth into this one and are really on the ball today

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

“I do solemnly swear to tell the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth.”

Daisy Cutter

“And the tooth will set you free.”

You can’t handle the tooth!

Hack Stone

He probably awarded himself an Honorary Precious Metals Recovery Expert Badge.


Get some!