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Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Washington

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The tribe plans to donate some money to the Chimacum School District's band after its director was charged with first-degree theft, accused of taking about $4,000 from the high school band fund. Court records show David R. Jones, 46, Port Hadlock, told sheriff' deputies he gambled away the money at Seven Cedars Casino in Sequim. Jerry Allen, casino assistant manager, said the tribal casino has no record of Jones gambling there.

Jones was released on $5,000 bail. Students had raised the $4,000 through various activities including a bake sale and car washes. It was intended for a spring trip to Italy. The money was to have been deposited in the band's bank account Aug. 12, a sheriff's officer said. Jones previously operated Ashland Adventures, a tour company headquartered in Wenatchee from May 1997 until it closed in October 1998. Court papers showed Jones told officers he had moved 22 times in the past 22 years.