WINNER, S.D. (AP) — A Colome woman is accused of embezzling about $16,000 from the Winner electric company for which she worked.

Twenty-eight-year-old Megan Fast allegedly took the money from Kucera Electric over a period of eight months and gave it to herself and her mother through checks and excess direct deposits.

The Daily Republic reports that Fast is charged with grand theft by embezzlement, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney, and a home telephone listing for her couldn't be found.

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