(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- A 56-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to a charge of mail fraud as part of a check scam that went on for over 10 years.
Debra Shannon of Pocahontas, Ark., entered the plea on Wednesday.
Authorities said while Shannon held the position of chief financial officer at the Black River Area Development Corporation she would make out company checks to herself, while altering the company's records to avoid detection.
A release from the U.S. Attorny's Office said the checks totalled over $390,700 as part of the scheme that ran from around December 2001 to May 2012.
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