United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Belle Fourche, South Dakota, woman was charged in federal district court with Bank Robbery.
Kaycee Teppo, age 22, was charged on May 23, 2017. Teppo appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on June 2, 2017, and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge relates to Teppo robbing a bank in Spearfish on May 18, 2017. The charge is merely an accusation and Teppo is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Spearfish Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins is prosecuting the case.
Teppo was detained until further review. A trial date has not been set.