Criminal Justice News

Friday, July 20, 2012

Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Stealing

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte woman charged with embezzlement and theft from an Indian Tribal Organization was sentenced on July 17, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Miranda Walters, age 24, was sentenced to 14 days in custody, two years of supervised release, $2,453.35 in restitution, and $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Walters was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2012, for embezzlement and theft from an Indian Tribal Organization. She pled guilty to the theft from an Indian Tribal Organization charge on May 1, 2012.

Walters was an employee of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority’s Subway Store #52697. She admitted stealing cash from the register on several occasions.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Law Enforcement Division. Assistant United States Attorney Kathryn Rich prosecuted the case.

Walters was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshals to begin serving her sentence.

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