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Ex-employee sentenced for stealing from Choctaw Nation casino gift shop

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 16:48:56-05

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — A former Choctaw Nation employee has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution for embezzling from a Choctaw Nation casino.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma says Jessie Lee Ross, 44, also was ordered to pay $4,328.20 in restitution to the tribe.

An indictment says Ross, of Van Buren, Ark., stole the money sometime between September 1, 2014 to September 25, 2014 while she was an employee at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Casino gift shop.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Choctaw Nation tribal police and the FBI investigated the case, which was heard by a federal judge in Muskogee.

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