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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

North Idaho Man Sentenced For Theft From Coeur D'Alene Tribe

COEUR D’ALENE — Billy E. Moffitt, 27, of Lewiston and Plummer, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to time served — 159 days — for conspiracy to commit theft from a tribal organization, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered Moffitt to serve three years of supervised release and pay $4,175.26 in restitution, joint and several with co-defendant Angeline George, to the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Housing Authority. Moffitt pleaded guilty to the charge on August 20, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, George was employed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Housing Authority and was issued a credit card related to her duties. Between February 2 and February 23, 2013, Moffitt and George drove from the Coeur d’Alene reservation to Spokane, Washington, where George purchased $4,175.26 in money orders from local Money Tree stores. Moffitt or George would then cash the money orders and use the cash for their personal use and benefit.

Angeline George pleaded guilty on August 30, 2013, to conspiracy to commit theft from a tribal organization. She is set for sentencing on December 3, 2013, at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.

The case was investigated by Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.