A former general manager of a US hotel has agreed to plead guilty to charges of stealing $872,000 in a credit card scheme.

According to Wood TV, Renata Nicole Annese regularly swiped customer credit card payments at Sleep Inn & Suites in Allendale, Michigan, directing a portion of these into her account.

She joined the hotel as GM in 2004, and the payments in question are alleged to have been made between 2006 and 2013.

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It has now been reported that, under a plea agreement, she faces up to 20 years in prison and three years of supervised release.

She will also be required to pay the $872,000 in restitution.

MLive reports that Annese used at least $120,000 of the proceeds to make payments on a house she owns with her husband Michael.

It adds that she will forfeit half of the $60,000 equity in the house or the government will seek its forfeiture.

Furthermore, the conviction could subject her to administrative or civil proceedings related to her naturalization as a U.S. citizen.