Five weeks have been set aside in May and June 2016 for the trial of a Halifax man accused of defrauding the Sipekne’katik Band.
The jury trial for Jeffery Cecil Hayes, 60, is set to begin on May 16, 2016. Hayes is charged with theft, fraud, breach of trust and possession of stolen property.
The lawyer for Hayes appeared on his behalf at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Thursday.
Hayes was the Director of Finance for the Sipekne’katik Band when the offences are alleged to have occurred from July 2009 and December 2010. He was charged in 2013 with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, breach of trust and four counts of possession of stolen property.
In July, Hayes was ordered to stand trial following a two-day preliminary inquiry at Halifax Provincial Court.