United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Chamberlain, South Dakota, man convicted of Larceny was sentenced on January 21, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Warren LaRoche, age 23, was sentenced to time served (66 days), 1 year of supervised release, $1,381.94 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
LaRoche was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2013. He pled guilty on December 12, 2013.
On November 29, 2012, LaRoche checked a guest into the Lone Star motel in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. The guest used a credit card to pay for two nights. LaRoche memorized the credit card and created an account on Amazon.com. Beginning on December 3, 2012 through April 16, 2013, LaRoche made 64 purchases on the Amazon account using the guest’s credit card as payment. The purchases were goods totaling $1,381.94. LaRoche admitted he did not have permission to use the credit card to make these purchases.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.