NEW ORLEANS — A 55-year-old Mandeville woman accused of embezzling $1.37 million from her employer over a five-year period pleaded guilty to tax evasion and wire fraud in U.S. District Court in New Orleans.

Melody Huie entered her plea Wednesday.

Huie faces up to 25 years in prison when she returns to court for sentencing on March 20.

According to a two-count bill of information, Huie was the general manager for accounting at a New Orleans transportation company and was responsible for overseeing the company’s finances and accounts.

She was one of three people at the company who was authorized to conduct wire transfers from the company’s bank accounts.