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Hearing for misdemeanor charges against Craig Tatro set for Aug. 31

WICHITA — A hearing that was scheduled for today on misdemeanor charges against Craig Tatro has been rescheduled for Aug. 31 at 8:30 a.m.

Tatro, a former owner in CA's Men's Fine Grooming (previously known as Craig Allen's Men's Fine Grooming) is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a financial card and two counts of temporary deprivation of property.

Because the case is pending, Tatro's attorneys have advised him not to speak about the charges.

A representative at his law firm, Monnat & Spurrier, says Tatro plans to enter pleas of not guilty.

"In light of the allegations, it made the decision for the new direction of the company pretty clear," CA's owner Erik Leschuk says of Tatro's departure from the business.

He says Tatro already had been looking to leave CA's.

Tatro is now in the paintless dent repair business with his brother, according to Leschuk.

Leschuk says once the allegations were brought against Tatro, "We, of course, got with our corporate attorney and made all the appropriate changes in the organization."

The charges stem from the alleged use of a customer's credit card at a nearby store.

Leschuk says he's talked to clients to assure them that the majority of his employees are "good, hard-working people who had nothing to do with it."

"Unfortunately, things do happen that we all would rather didn't happen," Leschuk says. "It was pretty easy to explain, actually."