(BENTONVILLE — A former Sulphur Springs city employee and her husband Monday each pleaded not guilty to a felony charge in connection with stealing money from the city.

Codi Bates, 32, is charged with theft of property. Her husband, Tyler Bates, is charged with forgery. She faces from five to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charge. Tyler Bates, 37, faces from three to 10 years in prison.)

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