LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California parole agent has pleaded not guilty to stealing $3,000 from a jailed female parolee.

Prosecutors say the woman authorized 53-year-old Robert Earl Wilson to withdraw the money from her bank account last year so it could be transferred to her jail account. Wilson is charged with keeping the money.

The Los Angeles Times says the parole agent pleaded not guilty to theft on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. An April 6 preliminary hearing has been scheduled.

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