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A Clearfield woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling $152,000 from her employer.

Carrie Lyn Zenger, 45, allegedly stole the money from a branch of Intermountain Credit Union where she was employed, according to an information filed in federal court in October. She entered a guilty plea to one felony count of embezzlement from a credit union before U.S. Magistrate David Nuffer on Tuesday.

Zenger faces 30 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine when she is sentenced on March 27.

The embezzlement took place between January 2007 and October 2008, the information states.

"The defendant, as part of her job duties, did unlawfully obtain funds by purloining cash from the vault of Intermountain Credit Union," the document states.

State court records show Zenger was charged with issuing a bad check, a third-degree felony, in May 2009. In July 2010, she took a plea in abeyance in that case.

Seven other debt collection and small claims cases related to finance issues have been filed against Zenger in state court since 1997. She and her husband filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2004, citing their liabilities as $54,700, according to court bankruptcy records. They filed a second Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2010, listing total liabilities of $103,634.

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