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Woman Accused Of Bilking $300K From Pet Insurance Firm

Last updated on Thursday, July 5, 2012

(JEFFERSONVILLE) - A southern Indiana woman faces dozens of forgery and theft charges after investigators alleged that she embezzled more than $300,000 from a pet insurance company.

Christina Heaven, 35, of Jeffersonville, was charged with 59 forgery and theft counts accusing her of embezzlement from PetFirst Healthcare.

Investigators said Heaven was an administrative worker at the Jeffersonville company. She's accused of using her supervisor's social security number to open a secret checking account in the PetFirst name with a credit card account in 2010.

Heaven allegedly deposited checks from PetFirst customers totaling $314,723 into that checking account and then withdrew $293,703.

Brandon Smith, one of Heaven's attorneys, urged the public "not to rush to judgment before the evidence is available."

Heaven's trial is scheduled for November.

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