The Regina Police Service says it has made a number of changes after a former employee pocketed thousands of dollars that had been paid for criminal record checks.

Chrysta Marie Garner, 36, will be sentenced next week after she pleaded guilty to theft over $5,000.

Last year, she worked in the financial services section at the police building downtown.

She ended up taking nearly $6,400, money people paid to get criminal record checks done for employment purposes.

The theft came to light last December and Garner was fired.

Police and the City of Regina conducted a review and came up with some changes. 

The upshot is that police say they've tightened controls across the board in the financial services area.

That means enhanced signing authority and locked deposit chutes when cash is moving from place to place. 

From now on, money is always counted by two financial services employees. 

The gap from when cash is collected, and when it is dropped off, has been shortened as well. 

Court heard Garner has paid back the money.

She'll be sentenced Dec. 6. The Crown is not asking for jail time.