KANAWHA, Iowa (AP) -

A northern Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to stealing lottery tickets.

The Globe Gazette in Mason City says Kimberly Bates, of Kanawha, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft in Hancock County District Court this week. Prosecutors say an additional charge of lottery forgery or fraud will be dismissed.

Sentencing is Oct. 23.

Bates and Tammy Kraft, also of Kanawha, were charged with stealing lottery tickets from a local convenience store, where they worked.

Kraft's trial is pending.