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Pharmacist pleads not guilty to theft

VALLEY CITY (AP) -- A Valley City pharmacy manager accused of stealing more than $13,000 from his employer has pleaded not guilty.

Fifty-seven-year-old Jerome Schmidt is charged with felony theft of property.

Authorities say the embezzlement at Valley Drug, which is owned by Thrifty White Drug, occurred between August 2003 and last August.

Wanda Auka, the Barnes County clerk of district court, says a trial is expected sometime in July.