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Rapid City Woman Pleads Guilty to Bank Embezzlement

July 3, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Krissa Shewey, age 20, of Rapid City, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on June 28, 2012, and pleaded guilty to a charge of Bank Embezzlement. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 30 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

Between December 2011 and January 2012, Shewey stole checks from mailboxes and then cashed them at a local bank, where she worked. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for November 16, 2012. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.



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