(KMOV) – A trial date has been set for former Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner who allegedly took out a credit card using the name of his estranged wife.
Grellner pleaded not guilty to identify theft charges Friday and has been given time to review his attorney options. His trial will begin Aug. 18.
According to court documents, Grellner used the fraudulent credit card in July to make purchases in excess of $500.
Grellner resigned as mayor of Valley Park in July, 2012 after missing virtually every city meeting for several months, after his arrest on driving while intoxicated charges the month before, and after it was revealed that he had racked up thousands of dollars worth of charges on the city’s Mastercard.
Grellner had claimed he confused the city credit card with his own and said most of the items had been returned. But he was charged with four felony fraud counts.
He was sentenced to two years probation in Nov. for a 2012 confrontation with police.