A woman accused of stealing more than $124,000 from a local staffing agency where she once worked has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.
Heather Quist, 39, of Carbon Cliff, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree theft, said Assistant Scott County Attorney Rob Cusack. She faces up to 10 years in prison on each of those charges.
Quist also had been charged with two counts of forgery and one count of identity theft, but those lesser charges were dropped in a plea agreement, Cusack said.
Forgery and identity theft each are Class D felonies that carry a prison sentence of up to five years, Cusack added.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 26.
While working for Chenhall' s Staffing, 2119 E. 12th St., Davenport, Quist issued checks to herself from the company’s checking account without authorization, according to the arrest affidavit filed in March by Davenport police.
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Quist would then deposit the checks into one of three accounts she had established with two different banking institutions, the affidavit states.
When issuing checks to herself, she forged the name of the company’s owner, the affidavit states.
She embezzled $124,812.92 from the company account from October 2010 to December 2012, the affidavit states.