The presentation of evidence began Tuesday in provincial court in Charlottetown at the preliminary inquiry into charges of fraud and theft laid against former Trius Tours owner George Brookins.
Preliminary inquiries are held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence against an accused person to warrant sending a case on to trial.
At least three witnesses were slated to testify during the first day of the inquiry, which is scheduled for two days. A publication ban imposed Tuesday by chief provincial court Judge John Douglas prohibits the publication or broadcast of any evidence presented during the preliminary inquiry.
Brookins is charged with theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000.
Both charges relate to Trius Tours and cover the period of time between April 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2010.
The case resumes today.