Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Spearfish, South Dakota, man convicted of Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property was sentenced on April 7, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Brent Hall, 38, was sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment, 2 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Between January 2009 and September 2012, while working in a management capacity for Husker Properties, LLC, and Rimrock Properties, LLC, Hall stole funds from the firms and took such money from an office in Wyoming to Spearfish. He took the money from Sundance Travel Center, a business owned by Husker Properties. As part of his job responsibilities, Hall was to deposit money in a Spearfish bank. Before Hall would leave the business with the money, another employee would complete deposit slips showing the amount to be deposited. Hall would, in turn, create a new deposit slip for a lesser amount, and then keep the money not deposited for his own use.
Hall also stole money in a variety of other ways. He stole cash from vendors during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally meant for the business, used company cash cards to pay for personal expenses, and provided complimentary rooms at the Spearfish Quality Inn, a hotel he was managing, to certain individuals when he was unauthorized to do so. In total, Brent Hall stole over $153,000 from the two companies.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The sentencing was handled by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg S. Peterman. Hall was immediately placed into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.