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Arrest Warrants Issued Again for Randy Quaid and His Wife

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SANTA BARBARA -- Arrest warrants have been issued once again for actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, after they skipped out on another court appearance.

Prosecutors say the couple failed to appear in a Santa Barbara criminal court Tuesday on a felony charge that they defrauded an innkeeper. The Quaids will have to forfeit $40,000 in bail as a result.

This is the latest in at least three court absences that have resulted in arrest warrants against the couple. An arrest warrant was dropped last month after prosecutors said the couple posted $20,000 bail in the case.

The Quaids were arrested on Sept. 24 in Randy's home state of Texas on a felony warrant for burglary, defrauding an innkeeper and conspiracy.

Authorities say the couple used an invalid credit card in June to defraud the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito of more than $10,000. Officials planned to extradite the couple to California.

The couple's attorney, Robert Sanger, has said the Quaids paid the bill and had hoped to resolve the case.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said the couple are felony fugitives again and will have to post $40,000 if arrested.

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