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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

Monday, February 29, 2016

Man Sentenced for Stealing from the Nez Perce Indian Tribe

COEUR D'ALENE - Daniel Wayne Winslow, 32, of Clarkston, Washington, was sentenced today to five years of probation, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Winslow to pay $199,000 in restitution.  Winslow pleaded guilty to the charge on November 17, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, Winslow admitted that he was a cashier at the Nez Perce Express, which is owned by the Nez Perce Tribal Enterprises, an organization of the Nez Perce Tribe, a federally recognized Indian Tribe.  During the defendant’s employment, he would sell cigarettes to customers and take the cash money.  The defendant then used his cash register to void the sale and converted the money the customer paid for the cigarettes to his own use.  This practice of voiding the sales allowed the defendant to show a balanced cash drawer at the end of his shift.  An audit revealed the defendant has stolen approximately $199,000 of tribal funds over several years during his employment at Nez Perce Express.

The case was investigated by Nez Perce Indian Tribe and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 29, 2016