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Pine ridge woman sentenced for theft

September 4, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman convicted of Theft from Indian Tribal Organization was sentenced on August 29, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, United States District Court. 

Doreen Two Bulls, a/k/a Doreen Brown, a/k/a Dee Dee Brown, age 55, was sentenced to 1 year of probation and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  She was also ordered to pay $9,528.06 in restitution to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Between August 2010 and January 2011, Two Bulls, while employed as the Oglala Sioux Tribe Property and Supply Director, stole checks issued to tribal organizations, changed the face of the checks to include her name, and endorsed them.  She then took the forged checks to various locations, cashed them, and used the money for personal purchases.  She pled guilty on March 13, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.





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