Woman Accused of Embezzling More than $166,000 

A Gardiner woman is accused of embezzling more than $166,000 from the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.53-year-old Betty Sue Higgins is charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, and forgery.The Maine Attorney General’s office says Higgins was an administrative assistant for the Augusta-based association. during a period of four years. Higgins allegedly wrote 220 business checks to herself.