By Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Two Custer County residents have been sentenced to serve 10 days in county jail and three years on probation and pay restitution for stealing from a nonprofit riding group.

Authorities say 25-year-old Tiffany Thovson and 75-year-old Jerry Smedshammer collected money from Rapid City-based SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy after submitting fake bills for veterinary services and supplies in 2014.

The Rapid City Journal reports that Thovson was a SunCatcher employee and Smedshammer was a board member and volunteer at the time.

The two pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit theft by deception. They’ve been ordered to repay $14,600.


Information from: Rapid City Journal,

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