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Woman accused of stealing money from safe reaches plea deal

August 3, 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A woman accused of stealing more than $30,000 in cash from the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

The Rapid City Journal reports Lorraine Yellow Boy is charged with larceny for allegedly stealing the money between October 2018 and March 2019.

Authorities say Yellow Boy was a former evidence technician for the tribe and allegedly stole the cash from the safe she was supposed to protect. They say she spent most of the money at a casino.

The crime carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, but prosecutors say they will ask for a lighter sentence.

They say Yellow Boy has agreed to pay the money back.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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