Kentucky woman had access to her employer’s checks. She stole nearly $700,000.

The accounting manager for a Lexington company has admitted stealing nearly $700,000 from the business in less than two years.

Brittany Denise Creech pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Lexington to a charge of bank fraud.

Creech was bookkeeper and accounting manager at Overhead Door Corporation of Lexington, where she had access to company checks and accounting software.

Between January 2015 and December 2016 Creech wrote checks to herself totaling $554,223, according to her plea agreement.

She also used company money to pay $11,032 on her personal credit card and took $130,123 in cash, according to the document.

The total involved in the fraud was $695,361. That is the amount of restitution Creech’s plea deal includes.

The charge has a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, though Creech’s sentence is likely to be less than that under advisory sentencing guidelines.

U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell scheduled Creech to be sentenced in February.