Trina Jones stole £23,000 from Denbighshire council
The personal assistant to Denbighshire's council's finance director has admitted stealing £23,000 from the local authority.
Trina Jones, 45, from Warrington, Cheshire, stole small amounts between March 2010 and February and the thefts were discovered in an internal audit.
It was a serious breach of trust and other employees came under suspicion initially, Prestatyn magistrates heard.
Magistrates committed her to Mold Crown Court for sentencing on 1 November.
Pre-sentence reports were ordered.