SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah police spokesman who resigned his post after being charged with misuse of public funds is due in court Thursday for a hearing to determine whether he'll stand trial.
Richard "Beau" Babka is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court.
Salt Lake County prosecutors will present evidence to help a judge to decide whether to order a trial for later this year.
The 48-year-old Cottonwood Heights police spokesman resigned in January after being charged with two third-degree felonies for allegedly using a city-issued credit card to buy gas for his personal vehicles. He had worked for Cottonwood Heights since 2008.
If convicted on the charges, each carries a possible penalty of up to five years in prison.