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Press Release

Pine Ridge Woman Indicted For Larceny

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Larceny.

Candace Hill, age 43, was indicted on August 26, 2014.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 9, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Hill stealing cash and funds belonging to Pinky’s Store in Manderson between September and December 2013.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Hill was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for November 18, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015