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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

McLaughlin Woman Charged With Larceny

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
         
Rhea Archambault, age 53, was indicted on August 21, 2013, for Larceny.  Archambault appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 10, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. 
         
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 
         
The charge stems from the alleged writing of several checks from a stolen checkbook in March of 2013.  The charge is merely an accusation, and Archambault is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
      
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case. 

Archambault was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015