A Casper woman has admitted to taking money from the register where she worked.

Forty-three year old Tracie Montoya has pleaded guilty to one charge of theft.

Casper Police say from middle September through middle November, loss prevention agents at KOHL's got a confession from Montoya that she had taken nearly $4,000 from the company.

Montoya said she would either make a no sale at the register and pocket some money, or she would pocket money, when a customer made a large purchase in cash.

When interviewed she said she had fallen on hard times financially.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek first time offenders status for Montoya, which means if she completes one to five years of probation, and pay restitution, the guilty conviction will be cleared from her criminal record.

Montoya is free on a $5,000 PR bond, and will be sentenced at a later date.