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Mission Man Charged with Burglary and Identity Theft

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Burglary, Identity Theft, Larceny, and Forgery.

Bryan Raye Herman, age 51, was indicted on October 18, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on October 24, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

It is alleged that between June 20, 2016, and July 20, 2016, Herman broke into the home of an acquaintance in Todd County, South Dakota, and stole multiple blank checks, which he subsequently cashed at various locations by forging the account holder’s signature.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk W. Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated October 27, 2016

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