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Former Lodge Grass school clerk guilty of theft

By Associated Press
Published On: Sep 13 2013 08:19:48 AM MDT
BILLINGS, Mont. -

 A former payroll clerk at Lodge Grass Public Schools has pleaded guilty to federal charges for stealing from the school district by issuing herself a partial paycheck even though she had been paid via direct deposit.
    
The Billings Gazette reports 44-year-old Kaylene Shane Red Wolf of Hardin pleaded guilty Thursday in Helena to theft from a local government receiving federal funds. She acknowledged taking at least $10,000, but prosecutors say the total amount is still to be determined.
    
Charging documents alleged the thefts took place between November 2011 and August 2012.
    
Red Wolf told investigators she intended to repay the money, but was having financial difficulties.
    
U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon scheduled sentencing for Jan. 6 in Helena and continued Red Wolf's release.