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Worley Women Sentenced for Theft from Coeur d'Alene Tribe

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

COEUR D'ALENE - Twilla Marie St. Pierre, 37, of Worley, Idaho, was sentenced today to five years of probation for theft from a tribal organization, the Benawah Market, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  U.S. District Judge William Fremming Nielsen, from the Eastern District of Washington, also ordered St. Pierre to pay restitution in the amount of $2,978.54 to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and $19,686.50 to Travelers Claims Hartford.  St. Pierre pleaded guilty on February 3, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, St. Pierre admitted that on August 21, 2014, she, along with two others entered the closed market and stole cash and checks totaling approximately $22,650.

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


Updated April 28, 2015

Indian Country Law and Justice