The former director of a local nonprofit pleaded not guilty to charges of forgery and theft in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Monday.

Reva "Rennia" Johnston, 52, of Conway, is scheduled for pretrial on Aug. 25. She is accused of forging signatures in order to defraud the Faulkner County Council on Developmental Disabilities of more than $30,000. Johnston was executive director at the time of the alleged theft. She was immediately terminated when the board of directors looked into a report from another employee that Johnston was stealing from the nonprofit organization.

Forgery is a class C felony, and theft of property greater than $25,000 is a class B felony.

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