United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman charged with Bank Embezzlement was sentenced on September 7, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Kristen Traversie, age 20, was sentenced to six months in custody, a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and $6,400 in restitution.
Traversie was an employee of Wells Fargo Bank of Mission, South Dakota. Between January 3, 2011, and February 23, 2011, Traversie intentionally defrauded Wells Fargo Bank by embezzling and misapplying more than $1,000 in customer's deposits and funds entrusted to the care of Wells Fargo Bank. Traversie pled guilty to the charge on June 21, 2011.
This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
Traversie was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.