A former Bozeman employee pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling from the city and a business organization. Jessica Johnson pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of theft by embezzlement in two separate cases in Gallatin County District Court.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle says Judge John Brown allowed Johnson to remain released on her own recognizance while her cases are pending. She is being accused of taking thousands of dollars from the City of Bozeman and from the Downtown Bozeman Partnership.

Johnson was the city's neighborhood coordinator in June 2016. She is accused of using the city manager's credit card to charge personal expenses, including an Amazon Prime membership.

(The Associated Press Contributed to this Story)