A 38-year-old Shoreview woman was sentenced Tuesday for embezzling more than $420,000 from her employer, one of the nation's leading insurance companies.

Kimberly D. Swenson was sentenced in federal court in Minneapolis to 12 months and one day in prison after pleading guilty in April to mail fraud.

Swenson admitted that from 2008 through 2010 she embezzled the money from Golden Valley-based Allianz Life Insurance Co., where she had worked as a client services specialist since 2002.

The indictment cited one example in which Swenson arranged without authorization for a client's check for $20,000 to be mailed to her home.

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