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District of South Dakota

Friday, January 11, 2013

Valentine Woman Sentenced For Wire Fraud

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Valentine, Nebraska, woman convicted of one count of Wire Fraud and one count of Theft from Gaming Establishment on Indian Lands was sentenced on January 10, 2013, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Michelle Carrier, age 37, was sentenced to 6 months’ probation, $10,000 in restitution, and $200 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Between February 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009, Carrier used her position as a payroll clerk for the Rosebud Casino to embezzle funds by manipulating the payroll system in order to pay herself more than what she was entitled to receive. She pled guilty to the charges on October 10, 2012.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015