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Tokio Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

April 26, 2013

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April, 23, 2013, Kelly Touche of Tokio, N.D., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to a charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Touche, 39, pleaded guilty to soliciting another person to cash a stolen check when she knew the check had been stolen. The incident occurred in September of 2012 in the Districts of North Dakota and Minnesota.

The charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud carries a statutory maximum penalty of 30 years' imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Sentencing for Touche has been scheduled for July 22, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., at 11:00 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley is prosecuting the case.







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