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Worley Women Plead Guilty in Theft from Benewah Market

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

COEUR D'ALENE B Camille Ellen Desautel, 45, and Twilla Marie St. Pierre, 37, both of Worley, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to theft from the Benewah Market, a Coeur d'Alene tribal organization, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Desautel and St. Pierre were indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on October 21, 2014.

According to court documents, Desautel and St. Pierre admitted that on August 21, 2014, they, along with a co-defendant, entered the closed market and stole cash and checks totaling approximately $22,650.

The charge of theft from a tribal organization is punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing for Desautel and St. Pierre is set for April 28, 2015, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.  Co-defendant Adam Lee SiJohn pleaded guilty on December 10, 2014, and will be sentenced on March 3, 2015.

The case was investigated by Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Updated February 3, 2015