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Rapid City Woman Sentenced for Larceny

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman convicted of Larceny was sentenced on May 13, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Whitney Bagola, age 25, was sentenced to credit for time served, 3 years of supervised release, restitution in the amount of $5,107.68, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Bagola was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 23, 2019.  She pled guilty on February 22, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on January 7, 2019, when Bagola entered a vehicle valued at more than $1,000 that was not hers and drove off in it.  She abandoned the vehicle approximately 150 miles later, after the car ran out of gas.    

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Bagola was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated May 16, 2019