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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rapid City Woman Indicted for Theft of Government Property


United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Theft of Government Property and Misappropriation by Fiduciary.

Cassandra Koscak, age 39, was indicted on April 19, 2016.  Koscak appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on May 6, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 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 charges relate to Koscak, in a fiduciary capacity, stealing over $1,000 in U.S. currency of the Department of Veterans Affairs between March 2012 and December 2012.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

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

Updated May 12, 2016