A Frankfort woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to embezzling $40,000 from a non-profit child care organization in Lexington for which she worked.
Mary Tincher, 39, is charged with felony theft by deception of an amount more than $10,000.
Tincher is accused of electronically transferring funds to her private bank account from Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass over seven months.
Child Development Centers, 465 Springhill Drive, provides speech, occupational and physical therapy to children with disabilities. The organization also runs a day care program for children with and without special needs.
Tincher was hired as a financial employee in August. She declined comment after Wednesday's arraignment.
Tincher is scheduled to return to Fayette District Court on July 22 for a preliminary hearing. She was released from the Fayette County jail after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.