MARTINEZ -- A Contra Costa County employee pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that she embezzled nearly $5,400 in public assistance funds while working as a supervisor in the county's food stamps unit.
At the request of her public defender, a judge Thursday ordered that Tina Crosby, 46, be released from County Jail on her own recognizance, according to deputy district attorney Ed Dang.
Crosby, a Contra Costa Employment and Human Services Department employee, has been jailed since she was arrested and charged Dec. 20 with four felonies alleging embezzlement of public funds, falsifying records, and identity theft.
Crosby returns to court March 7 to schedule a preliminary hearing.
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