Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Created: 12/19/2010 10:23:09 PM PST

POMONA – An arraignment hearing was postponed for a Pomona councilwoman charged with stealing a campaign sign.

Ginna Escobar was set to be arraigned Friday, but her attorney appeared Wednesday in Pomona Superior Court and had the hearing postponed to Jan. 10.

Prosecutors have charged Escobar with petty theft, a misdemeanor, for allegedly stealing a campaign sign belonging to Carlos Goytia, a board member at the Three Valleys Municipal Water District.

Escobar was cited by Pomona police for allegedly taking the sign on Nov. 2 – Election Day – the same day the 24-year-old defeated incumbent Councilman Tim Saunders by only 71 votes.

Escobar’s attorney, Lawrence Forbes, appeared Wednesday in Judge Juan C. Dominguez’s courtroom. Escobar was not present during the hearing.

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