Federal charges brought in Spirit Lake Sioux theft case

Grand Forks, North Dakota (AP) September 2010

A Devils Lake woman faces federal charges related to theft from the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.

A written release from the office of U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon says 42-year-old Kimberly Carlson made an initial appearance in federal district court in Grand Forks on during September. She has been indicted on two counts of embezzlement and theft from a tribal organization.

The indictment alleges that Carlson was employed at the Spirit Lake Office of Victim Assistance when she misapplied funds and property belonging to the tribe.

Each count carries a sentence of up to five years in federal prison.

CarlsonÂ’s trial has been set for Nov. 9.