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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Worley Man Pleads Guilty To Theft From The Benewah Market

COEUR D'ALENE - Adam Lee SiJohn, 26, of Worley, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to theft from a tribal organization, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. SiJohn was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on October 21, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, SiJohn admitted that on the late evening and into the early morning of August 20 and 21, 2014, he and co-defendants devised a plan to rob the Benewah Market. A co-defendant gave SiJohn the keys and the combination to the store safe. SiJohn took three bank bags from the safe of the Benewah Market that contained cash and checks totaling $22,655.04.

The charge of theft from a tribal organization is punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for March 3, 2015, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

The case was investigated by Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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Updated December 15, 2014