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(WBIR) A former Alcoa City Schools employee admitted Wednesday that she stole more than $344,000 from the district in federal court.

Kathy Ann Winters pleaded guilty to theft of government funds. Her plea comes after a 6-year state comptroller investigation. Winters also admitted to stealing more than $83,000 from two other organizations.

She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Alcoa City Schools also filed a more than $1 million lawsuit against Winters in March

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