A fraud trial for former Downtown Penticton Association (DPA) head Kerrilynn Milton has been moved to Kelowna Law courts. She will appear in Kelowna Supreme Court for a pretrial conference on Dec. 17.
On June 11, 2020, Milton was arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000 and for falsifying documents.
She was released with a promise to appear in court.
Last month, Milton elected to have her trial before a Supreme Court judge and jury.
In 2017, the News reported an announcement from the DPA stating they had turned an internal investigation of financial irregularities over to the RCMP.
In the release, signed by executive director Lynn Allin and the DPA board, the issues were discovered during a regular review of their financials in Sept. 2016.
“The DPA executive board hired a forensic auditor from Kelowna who confirmed irregularities ending July 31, 2016,” reads the release. “Internal controls have been tightened and financial reviews have shown no irregularities since July 31, 2016.
Allin took over as executive director in August 2016 when Milton left to become executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association.
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