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Rosebud tribal court worker must repay $4,000

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Mission woman working as a Rosebud Sioux Tribe court staffer must repay $4,000 she stole from the tribe.

Forty-three-year-old Patricia Rose Thin Elk was a tribal court clerk and bondsman when she stole the money between 2006 and 2008.

She pleaded guilty in federal court in Pierre to embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization.

Besides the restitution, Thin Elk will be on probation for two years and must undergo alcohol treatment.

Prosecutors say she also goes by the name Patricia Rose Jones.

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