A Casper woman who prosecutors say stole money from her previous employer waived her preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

Prosecutors accuse 37-year-old Courtney Stevens of taking roughly $80,000 from the Evansville Super 8 motel between March of 2010 and July of 2012.

Investigators say Stevens admitted to taking the money, saying it would help fund a surgical procedure.

Stevens says she quit working for the motel after July.

Stevens is out on $5,000 bond. She could receive up to 10 years in prison if convicted.