MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) – 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.

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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.

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