Insider Theft of Over $150,000 from Indian Casino Results in
Criminal Embezzlement and Tax Charges Against Chickasha Couple
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – KIMBERLY DAWN LOGSDON and WILLIAM MICHAEL LOGSDON, both of Chickasha, Oklahoma, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the embezzlement of over $150,000 from the Silver Buffalo Casino and failure to file federal tax returns, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
The Silver Buffalo Casino is a gaming establishment in Anadarko, Oklahoma, that is owned and operated by the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. Kimberly Logsdon was employed as a cashier clerk at the Silver Buffalo Casino from July 25, 2007, until her termination on December 3, 2008. According to a second superseding indictment returned yesterday, from January of 2008 until December of 2008, Logsdon double-counted certain winning cashout vouchers presented by casino customers for payment and kept a total of more than $150,000. The indictment charges her husband, William Michael Logsdon, with two additional offenses. First, it alleges that he committed the crime of misprision of a felony, which is failing to notify law enforcement of a crime and taking steps to conceal that crime. Second, it charges him with committing perjury before a federal grand jury.
In two additional counts, the Logsdons are each charged with failing to file federal income tax returns for the 2008 calendar year.
If convicted of casino embezzlement, Kimberly Logsdon faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine, plus mandatory restitution. William Michael Logsdon faces maximum sentences of three years and five years in prison on the misprision and perjury counts respectively, in addition to maximum fines of $250,000 on each count. If convicted of failure to file a federal income tax return, the Logsdons could be sentenced to one year in prison and fines of $100,000 each. The public is reminded that the indictment is merely an accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Reference is made to the second superseding indictment and other public filings for further information.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott E. Williams.