Virginia Physicians for Women employee accused of stealing $800,000

Virginia Physicians for Women employee accused of stealing $800,000

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A billing specialist for Virginia Physicians for Women is accused of taking more than $800,000 from the Chesterfield company.

Edith W. Harris embezzled the money over the course of at least five years, according to Chesterfield Police. Now, investigators are working to find out exactly how much was taken.

Harris was arrested last week and faces 11 counts of felony embezzlement. She has been released from the Chesterfield County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

"Virginia Physicians for Women is working closely with the Chesterfield Police Department regarding a personnel matter," said Ronald Milligan, Chief Operating Officer of Virginia Physicians For Women, in a statement. "The investigation is ongoing, and because this is a confidential, personnel matter, we are unable to further comment at this time."

A spokesperson for VPFW adds, "Less than one percent of our patients were impacted and we are working on reinstating accounts with any credit balances previously removed. Patients impacted will receive communications from VPFW notifying them of any credit to their account as it occurs."

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