Layton, UT.  –   Layton couple, Nicholas and Stephanie Mannino, pleaded not guilty in a Farmington, Utah courtroom on Thursday, to felony theft charges. Authorities allege that the two stole more than $5,000 worth of items from the department store where Stephanie was employed.

The couple were recently awarded the prize of $10,400 worth of groceries from WinCo Foods, through Operation HomeFront, which is a partner program to honor military families.

Nicholas Mannino is a retired corporal who served six years in Army.