Trial date set for former Maple Ridge chamber executive-director

Dean Alan Barbour was charged in January with fraud over $5,000.

Trial date set for former Maple Ridge chamber executive-director

A trial date has been set next year for the former Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce executive-director charged with fraud over $5,000.

Dean Alan Barbour was charged in January and will appear again in Port Coquitlam provincial court next April for a trial conference, followed by a trial before a judge on May 6-7, 2013.

The date was set Monday following another court appearance.

According to a court document, the offence of defrauding the chamber is said to have taken place between Dec. 15, 2008 and Jan. 15, 2010.

Also accused is Shannon Milne, who faces a charge of fraud under $5,000, with the offence said to have taken place during the same period.

She’ll appear in court on the same date.

The two also face a combined charge of issuing a forged document.

Barbour says in his Linkedin profile that he served as executive-director for the chamber from November 2007 to July 2010 and said previously that he’ll defend himself in court.