DETROIT (AP) — A woman who worked for the city of Detroit has pleaded guilty to stealing $265,000.

Masharn Franklin worked in Detroit’s audit and payroll department where she was in charge of garnishing money from the paychecks of city employees. The government says she came up with a scheme to embezzle money by issuing checks in the names of her relatives.

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The FBI so far has recovered $58,000. Franklin pleaded guilty Tuesday and will get her sentence on Aug. 15.

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U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider says Franklin “abused her position of trust.” He says federal authorities will continue to assist Detroit as it continues to turn the corner after emerging from bankruptcy.

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