PORTLAND — A former Portland Housing Authority worker accused of stealing more than $10,000 from her then-employer pleaded guilty today to one count of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Chandra Snowdon, 33, of West Bath, was charged after discrepancies were discovered among rent checks and records at the housing authority in 2010.

The authority later found that Snowdon had handled 31 fraudulent transactions, worth an estimated $10,500, according to Assistant District Attorney Deb Chmielewski. An investigation by Portland police found that a number of large overdrafts from Snowdon’s bank accounts appeared to correlate with the housing authority fraud, she said.

A second count of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer was dismissed today in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court.

Snowdon plans to make full restitution at her sentencing, according to J.P. DeGrinney, her appointed lawyer. The hearing has not yet been scheduled.

The judge has indicated that he will not accept a plea deal that does not involve jail time.