LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) — A Lake Andes woman has been charged with embezzling for allegedly taking more than $33,000 from a gas station's convenience store.

The Daily Republic reports authorities have accused 64-year-old Julie Stirling of using the video lottery system of the convenience store to take the money starting in 2014.

Court records show the store owner contacted police in October to report a possible forgery case. The owner told authorities many of the checks in the video lottery bank statements from September 2015 were written in Stirling's handwriting.

Law enforcement then found 80 different fraudulent checks written between August 2014 and October 2015.

Stirling is scheduled to appear in court next month. It wasn't immediately clear if she has an attorney who could comment on her case.

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