A local man who promised millions to a Kimberley hockey team is expected to enter a plea on fraud on forgery charges related to another incident next month.
The matter of Mike Gould returned to a Cranbrook courtroom Monday, however Gould did not appear himself.
He is accused of using insufficient cheques to pay an $8,000 bill that was run up in mid-October at a local restaurant.
The banquet was a celebration after he announced at an October 13th Kimberley Dynamiters game he was going to donate $7.5 million to the club and local minor hockey.
The restaurant says the entire amount of the bill has since been paid, although the hockey club is still waiting for any sign of the multi-million dollar donation.
The Kimberley Minor Hockey Association has said from the beginning they haven’t spoken to Gould about the promise.
Since then, they’ve come out and said the dubious promise has actually negatively affected normal fundraising efforts, with regular donors not giving money this year because they’re under the assumption the organization will benefit from the millions being donated.
The case involving the fraud and forgery charges has been adjourned until February 13th for an arraignment hearing.