Randy Quaid, Wife Plead Not Guilty In Alleged Hotel Swindle

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SANTA BARBARA - A prosecutor says actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have pleaded not guilty to felony charges of defrauding an innkeeper.

The couple appeared Tuesday in a Santa Barbara courtroom.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter says they were released on $20,000 bail apiece. The sum had initially been forfeited when the Quaids failed to appear for a hearing last week.

They were taken into custody in Texas over the weekend after a previous arrest there on Sept. 24. They are accused of using an invalid credit card to defraud San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito of more than $10,000.

Their attorney, Robert Sanger, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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