Three defendants charged in connection with the Timpanogos Community Mental Health Center scandal waived preliminary hearing Monday and will be arraigned in 4th District Court Feb. 10.

The three men - Timp Mental Health former executive director Glen R. Brown, former speciality programs director Carl V. Smith and former business manager Craig W. Stephens - waived preliminary hearing during separate appearances before 4th Circuit Judge Joseph Dimick.The former administrators, who resigned last April, are charged with 117 felony counts in connection with the theft of $3.5 million in public funds from the center. The defendants were charged in October after an investigation by the attorney general's office.

Brown, 62, faces nine felony counts of misusing public funds and eight felony theft counts. Smith, 41, faces 25 counts each of felony misuse of public funds and theft, and one count of state income tax evasion. Stephens, 34, faces 24 counts each of felony misuse of public funds and theft and one count of state tax evasion.