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      Accused S.J. Smith Company thief heads to court

      Michael Foster, 49

      A Quincy man now facing theft charges after police say he stole money from a local business pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Adams County Court.

      Michael Foster, 49, is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from his employer -- S.J. Smith Company formerly known as Central Welding Supply.

      The arrest came after a 3-month investigation.

      A jury trial for Foster has been scheduled to begin on December 8.