PITTSBURGH—Authorities allege a Pittsburgh-area woman who worked for ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Company forged paychecks using the names of former company employees in Texas, Oregon and other states.

The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday charged 33-year-old Nora J. Marsh with theft, receiving stolen property, forgery and identity theft involving more than $12,000.

Marsh began working as a payroll administrator for Heinz in 2010. According to the criminal complaint, she told detectives she was in a financial bind and knows what she did was wrong. She no longer works for the company.

Marsh was released without bond. No attorney was listed on court papers, and a message left at a number listed in her name wasn't immediately returned.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 13.