Woman Sentenced After Stealing From Tribe

Woman Sentenced After Stealing From Tribe

A Barron County woman is heading to prison for one year after she stole from one of Wisconsin’s Indian tribes. 

A federal judge yesterday sentenced 55-year-old Karen Johnson to a year and a day in federal prison.  She stole over 200 thousand-dollars from the St. Croix Chippewa Indians.  She worked as a clerk in the tribe’s housing authority, and investigators say she wrote herself checks and cashed phony invoices to line her pockets.  The judge said Johnson needed to go to jail because the money she stole was supposed to go to people in need.

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