TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former Toledo, Ohio, lawyer who made up a story about being kidnapped after a client accused her of stealing his money has admitted she took $624,000 from about two dozen people.

Karyn McConnell Hancock pleaded guilty to aggravated theft on Monday. She's a former city councilwoman and a daughter of a judge. The 38-year-old will face a maximum of eight years in prison when she is sentenced next year.