Business leader to be tried |

Business leader to be tried

A former Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce president accused of embezzlement and theft was bound over for trial after a judge ruled Thursday there was sufficient evidence to support his felony charges.

Ronald Trunk, 57, is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 10 in Nevada County Superior Court.

One of two charges accuses Trunk of bilking a Lake Wildwood couple, James and Lucille Taylor, out of $50,000 in a 1999 fraudulent business deal. The second charge alleges he embezzled at least $400 in Chamber of Commerce funds between May 2000 and May 2001.

On Thursday, Judge Wayne Wiley made his ruling against Trunk after hearing the testimony of James Taylor and county sheriff’s Detective Guy Selleck.

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