GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an employee with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been charged with embezzling more than $149,000 from the agency.

Sheila Ann Howard, 55, of Capitol Heights was charged in a criminal complaint filed Thursday and unsealed Friday, when she was arrested. Howard was released under supervision.

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According to the complaint, Howard, who has worked at FEMA since 1990, was most recently responsible for processing payment through a payroll system. The complaint says she processed 26 fraudulent payments worth more than $149,000 and deposited them to bank accounts she controlled.

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If convicted, Howard could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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