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Box Elder Man Charged With Larceny

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Box Elder, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Larceny.

Juan Crawford, age 24, was indicted on October 21, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 9, 2015, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to one year in custody and/or a $100,000 fine, one year of supervised release, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Crawford stealing wallets, cash, personal items, and debit and credit cards from unlocked lockers at the men’s gym on Ellsworth Air Force Base on December 9, 2013.

The charge is merely an accusation and Crawford is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Air Force Security Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Crawford was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015