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Former Subway manager accused of theft

A 24-year-old woman allegedly told authorities she stole more than $34,000 from the Kenyon Subway restaurant she once managed to pay her bills and care for her children.

Katherine Pierzyna, West Concord, Minn., was charged earlier this month with one felony count of theft.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Pierzyna admitted to stealing the money over a period of approximately eight months starting in January, according to the criminal complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court.

Kenyon police began investigating Pierzyna - who was fired in September - after receiving information from the sub shop's owner.

As manager, Pierzyna was in charge of the store's money and deposits.

She told authorities she would alter numbers and take money from the deposits nearly every day she handled them, the complaint states. Pierzyna told authorities she spent the money on bills, food, daycare, rent and her car payment.

She also took more money when she was out of work for medical reasons, the compliant states.

Pierzyna allegedly told authorities she did not know exactly how much she stole but that she felt "horrible" about it. Documentation indicates she took between $34,558 and $35,558.

Pierzyna's first court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 4.