A former employee of KUTV has been charged with embezzling more than $250,000 from the company.

Nerva D. Hansen, 45, faces an arraignment Sept. 12 before 3rd District Judge Timothy Hanson on six counts of second-degree felony theft. Hansen on Friday waived her right to a preliminary hearing in 3rd Circuit Court.According to the charges, Hansen, while working as an accountant for KUTV Inc., diverted funds from the accounts of several KUTV subsidiaries to her own bank accounts. The alleged embezzlements occurred between March 1985 and August 1988.

Hansen was terminated Aug. 4, said KUTV personnel director LuAnn Carling.