A woman accused of stealing more than $115,000 from a Lexington church's day care program pleaded not guilty in Fayette Circuit Court Friday.
Marcie S. King, 39, is charged with unlawful taking of more than $300 and four counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property more than $300.
According to court documents, King is accused of stealing $115,083 from Southern Hills United Methodist Church, where she was employed as a financial manager, over 2 1/2 years beginning in November 2006.
More than 2,000 pages of discovery were submitted to attorneys at the arraignment.
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"Someone investigated this very thoroughly," said Derek Gordon, King's attorney. "So we'll have to jump into defending it just as vigorously."
King will go to court for a status hearing scheduled Sept. 17.