Gardiner Woman Sentenced for Fraud and Theft Charges 

A woman from Gardiner accused of stealing more than $150,000 dollars from her employer has been sentenced to three and half years behind bars.BettySue Higgins, 53, appeared in Androscoggin County Superior Court Friday afternoon. She pleaded guilty last month to theft by unauthorized taking and forgery in connection with money taking from a lawyers’ group.Higgins will also have to pay restitution.