Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- An Albert Lea woman has admitted to stealing over $200,000 in tenant rent payments. 

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A news release from the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Andrew Lugar says 44-year-old Marcie Thumann used her position as a bookkeeper for the Albert Lea Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to embezzle $213,217. Lugar says she would pocket cash rent payments and alter money orders and checks between January 2010 and July 2018. 

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U.S. Attorney's Office District of Minnesota

The release says Thumann was responsible for recording and reconciling payments to the HRA. She admitted to manipulating the computer system to conceal the missing funds over the course of the eight-year fraud scheme. 

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Thumann pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of theft from a program receiving federal funds. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

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