Indiana woman charged with insurance fraud for $300,000

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She allegedly embezzled from her own employer through 59 counts of forgery and theft. A woman from Jeffersonville, Indiana, is facing charges insurance fraud with 59 counts of theft and forgery for the embezzlement of over $300,000 from the pet insurer that employed her. PetFirst Healthcare administrative worker, Christina Heaven, has been stealing since 2010. According to the report filed by the Jeffersonville Police Department with the Clark Circuit Court, the insurance fraud started two years ago. It was at that time that Heaven used her superior’s social security number…

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Trupanion pet insurer raises $9 million to improve customer service and widen sales force

The Trupanion pet insurance company has raised $9 million in financing, with funding coming primarily from the Highland Consumer Fund, but also from Maveron, a venture capital firm from Howard Schultz. The insurer provides pet coverage to owners in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United States. It provides coverage for 90 percent of medical care from a veterinarian should the protected pet be injured or fall ill. Premiums for a mixed-breed dog at three years old are typically around $40 per month. Trupanion explained that it intends to use the…

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