- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A company bookkeeper in Vermont has pleaded guilty to stealing about $84,000 through its payroll and electronic payment systems.

Police said 41-year-old Billie Preston of Monkton pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Wednesday in federal court in Burlington. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 27, 2015.

Police said the company, Endyne Inc., an environmental testing laboratory in Williston, contacted police to report the money loss. Preston was employed there from November 2011 through late April.

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