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Pierre woman pleads guilty to theft from fed gov

PIERRE (AP) — A Pierre woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the federal government.

Thirty-seven-year-old Brandis Rose was accused of misappropriating more than $8,700 while working in 2009 for South Dakota CARES, an organization affiliated with the federal Social Security Administration.

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U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Rose will be sentenced Oct. 28 on the charge of theft of government funds. She could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.