Two Women Indicted for Using Stolen Credit Card
September 2, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two women have been indicted by a federal grand jury for using a stolen credit card to pay for merchandise.
Ashley Standing Soldier, age 22, of Pine Ridge, and Sandra Martinez, age 19, of Wounded Knee, were indicted by a federal grand jury on August 23, 2011, for Bank Fraud. Both appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 2, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 30 years imprisonment and/or a $1,000,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Standing Soldier and Martinez are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case. Standing Soldier and Martinez were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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