A new court date has been scheduled for Mercer County Treasurer Mike Bertelsen in the two theft cases filed against him. A pre-trial conference has been set for November 5th in Rock Island County Circuit Court. Bertelsen is accused of stealing Mercer County 911 funds and also from the Mercer County Republican Party. He is free on $75,000 bond, but has been banned from returning to the Mercer County Treasurer’s office by the Mercer County Board. Bertelsen has not resigned and is still getting paid. The case is being heard in Rock Island County due to a defense change of venue request.