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Spearfish Woman Sentenced For Theft Of Public Money

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Spearfish, South Dakota, woman convicted of Theft of Public Money was sentenced on March 3, 2015, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Linda Lee Anderson, age 67, was sentenced to 1 year of unsupervised probation, ordered to pay $43,856 in restitution, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Anderson pled guilty to the charge on November 19, 2014.  The conviction stems from Anderson stealing and converting to her own use, money and property of the United States, by using her position as a Representative Payee in connection with benefits administered by the United States Social Security Administration between 2010 and 2012.

This case was investigated by the Office of the Inspector General – Social Security Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015