The tribal chair for the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians was ordered to stand trial Wednesday for allegedly stealing money and property while working for another county tribe.
Judge Andrew S. Blum held Tracey Avila to answer for one count of grand theft following a daylong preliminary hearing at the Lake County Courthouse, senior deputy district attorney Rachel Abelson said.
Authorities allege Avila, 51, stole thousands of dollars between 2006 and 2008 while working as a bookkeeper for the Elem Indian Colony. She was arrested in September 2011.
Avila, who denies wrongdoing, will be arraigned Oct. 30. A trial date would be set at that time.