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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 25, 2016

Kadoka Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kadoka, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for eight counts of Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, and eight counts of Bank Fraud.

Tammy Twiss, a/k/a Tammy Eisenbraun, age 38, was indicted on November 16, 2016. Twiss appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on November 18, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 30 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Twiss using her ex-husband’s name, along with his parents’ banking information, to conduct fraudulent wire transfers. Twiss electronically withdrew in excess of $20,000 from her ex-in-laws’ bank account.

The charges are merely accusations and Twiss is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Postal Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen is prosecuting the case.

Twiss was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for January 24, 2017.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated November 25, 2016