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

Monday, April 28, 2014

McLaughlin Woman Sentenced For Larceny

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, woman convicted of Larceny was sentenced on April 24, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Rhea Archambault, age 52, was sentenced to 18 months of probation, a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $1,450 in restitution.
Archambault was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 21, 2013.  She pled guilty to Larceny on January 31, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident that happened between March 15 and March 20, 2013, when Archambault stole a book of checks belonging to L & L Auto, LLC. Over the next three to five days, Archambault negotiated several checks by forging the signature of one of the co-owners.  Some checks were stopped before the money was debited from the account holder’s checking account, while some checks remain due and owing to the various businesses to which they were written.         
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.  

Updated June 22, 2015