Woman in dog house for scamming pet insurance firm

An Indiana woman is accused of embezzling $300,000 from PetFirst Healthcare.

A southern Indiana woman faces dozens of forgery and theft charges alleging that she embezzled more than $300,000 from a pet insurance company.

Christina Heaven of Jeffersonville has been charged with 59 forgery and theft counts accusing her of embezzlement from PetFirst Healthcare. Her trial is scheduled for November.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports the 35-year-old Heaven was an administrative worker at the Jeffersonville company. She's accused of using her boss'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."