ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Sheri Denise Lopez of Wind Gap has admitted to embezzling from the Lehigh County Conference of Churches.

She pleaded guilty to a theft by deception charge Monday in Lehigh County Court.

A charge of receiving stolen property was withdrawn in the negotiated plea.

Forty-three-year-old Lopez was arrested for stealing more than $95,000. Prosecutors said she issued checks to herself from accounts set up by the conference of churches to help people manage their finances.

Lopez was arraigned on April 3.

Sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22.