PIERRE, S.D. — A Fort Thompson woman has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing money from a nonprofit on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation.

Forty-two-year-old Tally Colombe was indicted on a larceny charge about a year ago for allegedly stealing from Hunkpati Investments while serving as executive director. She pleaded guilty in July to fraud and embezzlement charges in a deal with prosecutors.

The Capital Journal reports that Colombe was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in federal prison and ordered to repay about $40,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Annie Hoffman said Colombe’s actions led to Hunkpati Investments owing $550,000 to funding agencies with no way to pay it back.


Information from: Pierre Capital Journal, http://www.capjournal.com