Quaids Appear in California Court

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A prosecutor says Randy and Evi Quaid 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.