James C. Kooy, 53, pleaded not guilty to first-degree theft July 5 in Snohomish County (Washington) Superior Court. His trial is scheduled for Sept. 28. 

The Washington Attorney General filed the charge based on an investigation by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), which administers the workers’ compensation system that provides medical, vocational and other services to help injured workers heal and return to work.