A central Iowa woman accused of embezzling nearly a quarter of a million dollars from the post office is being sent to prison. 

Forty-seven-year-old Kimberly Sue Nordhagen of Indianola was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service.  She worked at the West Suburban Station in Clive, near Living History Farms.

Prosecutors say she stole $244,161.91 over a five year period, converting money orders and cash transactions to her own use. She’s been ordered to repay that money, and a judge has sentenced her to one year, plus one day in a federal prison.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa, the embezzling happened from January, 2004 through March of 2009. 

Nordhagen was sentenced this morning.