A fired Hansen Planetarium employee has been ordered to appear in 3rd District Court to plead to charges that she embezzled $30,000.

Deborah Kaye Kilpack, 39, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Thursday before 3rd Circuit Judge Floyd Gowans, who then ordered her to appear in a district court arraignment.Kilpack, charged with second-degree felony theft, is accused of altering deposit slips and stealing $30,000 in cash and checks, according to a criminal complaint filed against her.

A part-time employee at the planetarium's publications warehouse, Kilpack was responsible for entering data on a computer.