More than two years after being charged with theft of public funds, former Mount Shasta Fire District chief Chris Baker may have his trial set on May 28, said District Attorney Kirk Andrus.

More than two years after being charged with theft of public funds, former Mount Shasta Fire District chief Chris Baker may have his trial set on May 28, said District Attorney Kirk Andrus.

Baker is accused of using the fire district’s credit card for unauthorized, personal charges between $5,000 and $10,000 over about a year’s time in 2011, Andrus said.

Baker was approving charges on the district’s credit card “without another set of eyes approving them,” said Andrus.

Baker, who resigned from his position as the district chief in January 2012, is being represented by the Siskiyou County Public Defender’s office and has since relocated to Oregon. His trial has been postponed at least two times over the past two years.

The case originated when the fire district board contacted the Siskiyou County Auditor-Controller to report an irregularity on a credit card statement, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department.

Baker is also charged with two counts of willfully providing false statements to obtain unemployment insurance benefits, Andrus said.

These charges were all recently consolidated, he added.

Though Baker has pleaded not guilty, he repayed a portion of money back to the district via cashier’s checks, which have yet to be deposited.

“The full amount due will be determined by the court when the case is ultimately resolved,” said Andrus, who added that Baker is the subject of an ongoing investigation in another jurisdiction, but he will not comment on it until it is completed.