Pennsylvania Agency Employee Accused of Embezzling $530K From Work

March 18, 2016

The attorney for a central Pennsylvania woman charged with stealing $530,000 from two insurance agencies says she’s addicted to slot machines.

Attorney Herbert Goldstein says 65-year-old Diane Fabian is cooperating with authorities and undergoing counseling for the gambling that fueled the thefts from Woolf Strite Insurance and Don Jacobs Insurance in Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania.

She waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and must now stand trial or work out a plea deal with Dauphin County prosecutors. Authorities say she stole $195,000 from Jacobs since January 2011. That firm is buying out Woolf Strite where Fabian worked for 36 years and allegedly stole another $334,000 from 2008 until 2010.

Goldstein says Fabian is apologetic and lost the money she stole playing slots, mostly at the Hollywood Casino in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

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  • March 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm
    Shari says:
    It's amazing how many agency owners don't follow the same procedures that they preach to their customers. Especially in smaller agencies, they allow the same person to write ... read more
  • March 21, 2016 at 10:11 am
    Agent says:
    Perplexed, I go over monthly statements with a fine tooth comb and then go back to the prior year's statement to compare. I would think a competent agency owner would notice ... read more
  • March 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    agent2 says:
    we had a 3 person atty office just file a 100k emp dishonesty claim over like 5 years....sent us the whole atty file...books records, cc statements. If just once they looked a... read more

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