KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Columbia woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling over $250,000 from her former employer, according to the office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

On Thursday, Debra L. Wenger, 62, waived her right to a grand jury and entered a guilty plea on a federal indictment charging her with misappropriation of funds by a credit union employee.

Wenger was an administrative assistant with Shelter Insurance Federal Credit Union when an audit revealed a discrepancy of $261,600.00 in the company’s financial records.

A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled at this time.