A Sarpy County judge set bail at $20,000 for Michelle Williamson, the Bellevue woman accused of stealing up to $150,000 from her children's soccer club.
Williamson, 36 and the mother of five, made her first court appearance Friday. She was formally charged with theft of more than $1,500, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
She must post $2,000 -- or 10 percent of bail -- to be released from the Sarpy County Jail, where she has been since turning herself over to authorities on Wednesday.
Her attorney, Donald L. Schense of Bellevue, said he expected his client to be out of jail by the end of the day.
The Phoenix Futbol Club, which is based in Papillion, has said that Williamson was the club's registrar as well as a former board member. Her paid duties included collecting players' registration fees and making sure the coaches were paid.
Some of her children also have played for the club.
The club discovered financial irregularities after a new treasurer performed an audit, according to the club's attorney. Accountants and the Internal Revenue Service reviewed the club's finances before turning the case over to Bellevue police earlier this year.