St. Michael Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary of a Post Office and Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 16, 2013, Robert Redroad, Jr. of St. Michael, N.D., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to charges of burglary of a post office and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
Redroad, Jr., 41, pleaded guilty to breaking into the Tokio Post Office on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation and stealing a U.S. Treasury check made payable to another person. Redroad, Jr. forged the signature on the check and had another individual cash it at a Wells Fargo Bank in Moorhead, Minn. The incidents occurred in September of 2012 in the Districts of North Dakota and Minnesota.
The charge of burglary of a post office carries a statutory maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and the charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud carries a statutory maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Sentencing for Redroad, Jr. has been scheduled for July 12, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., at 10:00.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley is prosecuting the case.