Woman accused of stealing from doctors - Philadelphia News

July 24, 2008 6:48:30 PM PDT
Police in Bucks County are on the lookout for a former worker in a doctors' office who's accused of embezzling more than $300,000.

Investigators tell Action News that Kristen Jones, 30, whose last known address is in Philadelphia, allegedly set up a fraudulent bank account in 2007 under the name of Terminal Square Pain Center where she worked for four years.

Jones is accused of taking checks made out to the Terminal Square Pain Center and depositing them in the fraudulent account from November 2007 until she was laid off in June 2008. An audit shows she deposited 620 checks adding up to more than $308,000.

Police say during the time the account was active, Jones apparently wrote checks and used debit card to withdraw money. Those withdrawals include:

  • $39,742.00 for a new BMW
  • $34,441.00 for a 2005 GMC Envoy
  • several $3,000.00 checks to friends
  • five $8,000.00 thousand dollar checks to herself
  • purchase of airline tickets
  • personal bills
  • electronics
  • furniture purchases
  • payment of her personal bills.

Police have a warrant for Jones' arrest on theft and forgery charges.