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The Bell County clerk is back on the job after pleading not guilty to theft and other charges.

Rebecca Blevins and three other clerk's office employees are accused of keeping more than $12 thousand dollars in tax returns. The money was supposed to go to more than 50 people who bought cards outside the state of Kentucky.

All four pleaded not guilty at a court hearing on Thursday.

Blevins is now free on bond and a judge allowed her to return to work. Her next court date is set for December second.

The clerk's office had been closed since the arrests last Friday. The three other employees charged were not allowed to go back to work.

The charges came after a state audit that revealed the tax refunds weren't given out and proper accounting records weren't maintained.