Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wounded Knee Woman Sentenced for Stealing Funds from Tribal Organization

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Wounded Knee, South Dakota, woman convicted of Theft from Tribal Organization was sentenced on April 29, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.      

Casey Titus, age 27, was sentenced to 3 years of probation, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $15,000 in restitution.

Titus was indicted for Theft from Tribal Organization and Larceny by a federal grand jury on May 19, 2015.  She pleaded guilty to Theft from Tribal Organization on November 6, 2015. 

From 2010 through May of 2014, Titus worked for the Wounded Knee Community Council as both Vice Chair and Treasurer.  Titus embezzled over $15,000 in funds.

This case was investigated by Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Component(s): 
Updated May 5, 2016