REDMOND A woman who was keeping the books for a Redmond area business allegedly embezzled over $227,000 and then tried to fake her own death, police said.

On Friday, 36-year-old Christine Harris was arrested in Prineville and indicted by a Deschutes County grand jury on theft and forgery charges.

Harris worked as a bookkeeper for Udi Corporation in Redmond from 2009 to Sept. 4 2012, the day before she faked her own death, police said.

Harris faked her death by sending an email to her employer in her mother s name, which said Harris had died. Police started investigating after the company s new bookkeeper discovered the money was missing, police said.

Harris was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail pending an appearance in court.

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