United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Chamberlain, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Warren LaRoche, age 23, was indicted on November 14, 2013, for Access Device Fraud and Larceny. LaRoche appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 18, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges are merely accusations, and LaRoche is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The Indictment alleges that between December 3, 2012, and April 16, 2013, LaRoche stole a credit card number and made unauthorized purchases in excess of $1,000.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
LaRoche was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.