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Former Woodland nonprofit head to face trial for grand theft

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 - 2:09 pm

The former head of a Woodland homeless relief agency will face trial later this month in Yolo Superior Court on charges she used an employee credit card to take thousands of dollars from the organization.

Leona Jull of Arbuckle in Colusa County is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 25 in Woodland on suspicion of felony grand theft. She is alleged to have stolen $30,000 from Fourth & Hope over a three-year span. A Yolo Superior Court judge determined in a preliminary hearing Friday that there was sufficient evidence against Jull for a trial.

Fourth & Hope provides meals and emergency housing for those on the streets. Jull abruptly resigned her position at the agency in March 2013, and accusations of financial misdeeds quickly surfaced.

By April, Fourth & Hope officials told Woodland police they suspected Jull of using an employee’s Visa card to buy merchandise. Jull was arrested on the allegation in August. She remains free on bail pending trial.

Call The Bee’s Darrell Smith, (916) 321-1040.

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