Federal prosecutors say a Lee's Summit woman is charged with embezzling more than $300,000 from the company where she worked.

Patricia Webb was charged Tuesday with wire fraud after she allegedly embezzled the money from Black & Veatch, an engineering and construction company where she worked as a payroll manager.

Webb, of Lee's Summit, made her first court appearance Wednesday and was released on a personal recognizance bond.

The Kansas City Star reports an FBI investigation determined that Webb transferred money from a Black & Veatch account to her personal business account six times between July 2015 and February. The company lost $302,183.

Prosecutors say Webb spent more than $106,000 at casinos, and also traveled to Thailand, Las Vegas and Miami.

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