Next hearing scheduled for March 2
No plea has been entered and no agreement has been reached between Richard Bond, the former Crested Butte-Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce director, and the District Attorney’s office.
Bond was scheduled for a “dispositional” hearing Tuesday morning in County Court. His attorney appeared in the courtroom on Tuesday morning, February 7, where Judge Ben Eden bound over the case to District Court. Judge Steven Patrick is the presiding judge for District Court. A hearing date has been set for March 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Bond, the former treasurer of several local nonprofit organizations, has been accused of theft in conjunction with his position with the Crested Butte Rotary Club. Most felony cases start off in County Court for a preliminary hearing and are moved to District Court.
Bond is looking at five class-4 felony counts of theft between $1,000 and $20,000, after allegedly taking more than $40,000 from the Rotary Club account in a series of transactions starting in November 2008. The investigation broke out the transactions in six-month segments, with the last allegedly occurring between May 14, 2011 and August 31, 2011.
Bond also faces one count of theft under $500.