Sunday, April 29, 2012

South Dakota Woman Charged With Embezzling $170K From Local Fire Department

Denae Baustian, 46, of Tea, South Dakota, has been indicted for allegedly embezzling about $170,000 from the Tea Fire Department where she had previously served as treasurer.  According to authorities, the thefts occurred over a two year period from at least January 2010 through December 2011 whereby Baustain manipulated the Department's charity and savings accounts for her own benefit.  She has been indicted on a single count of aggravated grand theft and faces up to 15 years in prison.

Read the story here.

Update (12/17/12): Baustian was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

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