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Pierre Woman Charged With Embezzling From Church

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Pierre woman who was sentenced to six years of probation for embezzling more than $34,000 from a Fort Pierre economic development group back in May of 2015 has been indicted on additional grand theft charges.

60-year-old Joni Boub of Pierre was recently indicted by a Hughes County Grand Jury for Grand Theft and Forgery.

Court documents charge Boub with one count in grand theft, alleging that she embezzled $60,166 dollars from the Dakota Association of the United Church of Christ between June 15th of 2015 and July 22nd of 2016. The Forgery charge states that on July 22nd of 2016, she altered a written check belonging to the church.  

Boub was charged in January of 2015 for writing more than 40 forged checks while she worked as the office manager of the Fort Pierre Development Corporation. Boub was ordered in 2015 to pay court costs and restitution to the development group. She was given a 10 year suspended sentence at the time.

Due to the prior conviction, Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner filed a part II Habitual offender information which would increase her felony charges by one class each if convicted.  

Boub will be arraigned on the recent charges May 23rd in the Hughes County Courtroom. She is currently in custody on a 10,000 dollar cash bond. 

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