(Stillwater) – An Oilton Woman has been charged in Payne County District Court with embezzling money from Oak Grove School while working there as the payroll clerk.

Linda D. Poole, 40, was charged with one count of embezzlement. According to an affidavit filed by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Kitchel, while working as payroll clerk, Poole allegedly overpaid herself $7,238.87 over a two year period beginning in fiscal year 2007 until she resigned in August of last year.

According to the affidavit, Poole allegedly adjusted her monthly pay by an amount of approximately $240 per month. According to the the affidavit, in an interview with a Payne County Deputy, Poole acknowledged the overpayments, but told the deputy she was completely unaware of it at the time.

If convicted, Poole faces imprisonment up to five years and a fine of up to five thousand dollars plus restitution.