United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Larceny was sentenced on July 29, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
Yesica Rose Lara, age 34, was sentenced to time served through July 29, 2020, 3 years of supervised release, restitution in the amount of $2,119.42, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Lara was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2020. She pled guilty on July 29, 2020.
The conviction stemmed from incidents that occurred between July 29, 2018, and September 11, 2018, when Lara did unlawfully forge checks from closed bank accounts, and passed and attempted to cash them at multiple locations in Eagle Butte.
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.
Lara was immediately released.