Webster Groves Man Charged with Theft from Hamburger Mary's Co-Partners
Mark Erney could face up to 15 years in prison for allegedly taking $25,000 from his restaurant partners.
Mark Erney, of Webster Groves' Elmwood Avenue, was charged with felony theft after allegedly diverting money from his Hamburger Mary's co-owners, according to an STL Today report.
Erney, 47, is under investigation for theft of at least $25,000, the report says. The official charge, filed Nov. 26, classifies it as a Class B felony. If found guilty, a prison sentence could range from 5 to 15 years. Erney's bail is $20,000.
Hamburger Mary's opened in January at 3037 Olive Street in St. Louis. The report calls the restaurant a "national gay-friendly hamburger chain" that "actively markets itself to the LGBT community."
The report adds Erney also owns Erney’s 32° at 4200 Manchester Avenue and the Loading Zone in the Central West End until it closed last year after a fire.