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South Dakota man faces felony in Brand Board theft case

PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota man accused of withholding money while he worked at the State Brand Board faces a felony grand theft charge. Prosecutors said Monday that 31-year-old Chad Cordell faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if ...

PIERRE (AP) - A South Dakota man accused of withholding money while he worked at the State Brand Board faces a felony grand theft charge.

Prosecutors said Monday that 31-year-old Chad Cordell faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

An indictment says the alleged theft occurred between 2011 and March 2016.

Lawrence County State's Attorney John Fitzgerald says Cordell was an inspector who received a fee for inspecting livestock but didn't send the money in to the state.

Court records don't list an attorney for Cordell, and a working phone number for him couldn't be located.

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State employment records list Cordell as "inactive." Brand Board Director Debbie Trapp didn't immediately return an email requesting comment.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.

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