Jury Trial Set in Lumberjack Days Organizer Dave Eckberg’s Theft Case
Eckberg allegedly failed to make good on checks he wrote to Woodbury-based Hohenstein's for the purchase of beer at the festival.
A jury trial regarding theft charges filed against Lumberjack Days organizer David Eckberg has been set for Aug. 19 in Washington County District Court.
Eckberg, 61, has been charged with 10 felony counts stemming from unpaid bills to Lumberjack Days vendors in 2011.
An omnibus hearing in the case is set for 9 a.m. on May 30. A jury trial has been scheduled for Aug. 19.
According to the complaint:
Eckberg allegedly failed to make good on checks he wrote to Woodbury-based Hohenstein's for the purchase of beer at the festival, for services rendered by a staging and lighting company and for labor provided by Stillwater Blue Line Boosters.
The complaint states that when the checks were written there were insufficient funds in the accounts to cover the checks.
Eckberg allegedly requested the recipients to hold the checks pending sufficient funds being place into the accounts, the complaint states. In the meantime, records showed, Eckberg deposited and then transferred in excess of $40,000 from the Lumberjack Festival and St. Croix Events accounts into his and his wife’s personal accounts.
This sum was sufficient to cover the outstanding debt, but according to the complaint, Eckberg continued to tell the victims there were insufficient funds in the account and to hold the checks.