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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hill City Woman Sentenced For Passport Application Fraud

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Hill City, South Dakota, woman convicted of Passport Application Fraud was sentenced on February 20, 2015, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Susan Ruth Weiner, a/k/a Linda Joyce Von Bargen, a/k/a Anita Marie Bernicette Wrotent, a/k/a Anitamarie Bernicette Wroten, a/k/a Corey Eden Johns, age 67, was sentenced to time served (approximately 7 months), 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Weiner pled guilty to the charge on October 10, 2014. The conviction stemmed from Weiner using the name and social security number of another female to obtain a passport, thus stealing her identity, on June 17, 2014.

This case was investigated by the Diplomatic Security Service – U.S. Department of State.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015