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Director of Homeless Aid Group Charged with Stealing $30K from Organization

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WOODLAND—

The director of a group that helps homeless people in Woodland was arrested Tuesday on charges she stole about $30,000 from the organization.

Arbuckle resident Leona Jull, 46, was arrested by Colusa County Sheriff’s after an investigation by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office uncovered evidence of the theft.

According to a release from Woodland Police, Jull served as Executive Director of Fourth and Hope. The organization provides an emergency shelter for homeless Woodland residents, as well as helping the homeless with work skills development.

Woodland Police Detectives were the first alerted to Jull’s theft. Their investigation found that she had used a department Visa credit card given to her for official purposes to steal the money.

The $30,000 was stolen over the past three years – with Jull using the money to buy personal property, police say.

Detectives then forwarded their findings to the District Attorney’s Office, who issued an arrest warrant for Jull on August 9. Jull was arrested Tuesday and was booked at Colusa County Jail on grand theft charges.

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1 Comment

  • watcher33

    Get it right please this woman is not the current Director of Fourth and Hope!! She was forced to resign under very questionable circumstances and it was the administration of Fourth and Hope who turned the evidence into the police department and sparked the very investigation leading to this arrest. Kudos to the current board of Directors for their transparency and cooperation!!