A Casper woman is accused of taking money from the register where she worked.

Forty-three year old Tracie Montoya has pleaded not 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

Montoya is free on a $5,000 PR bond, and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.