BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of stealing from a Beatrice insurance agency has been fined $400.

Gage County Court records say Nicole Nelson paid the fine Thursday. The 45-year-old had pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge. She originally was charged with felony theft.

Her attorney said during a hearing Thursday that initial reports of how much money Nelson had stolen from Penner Insurance were severely exaggerated.

It was alleged that one of Penner's accounts had a discrepancy of more than $112,000.

Her attorney says authorities now think the money was never actually taken from the account.

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