- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a woman who admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 from a shelter for victims of domestic violence on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann sentenced 54-year-old Dawn Muir to more than three years in prison and ordered her to repay the money to the Pretty Bird Woman House in McLaughlin. Muir, of Mandan, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to one count of larceny in June.

Federal authorities say Muir was the executive director of the shelter in February 2011, when she began to write checks for herself from an emergency fund that the facility maintained to provide food and relocation money to victims of domestic violence.

Authorities say Muir claimed the money was for mileage and travel reimbursement and other non-emergency tasks.



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