Woman accused of stealing money from North Dakota tribe

Minot, North Dakota (AP) February 2011

A woman is accused of stealing money from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Nicole Azure is charged in federal court with embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization, and false statements. She has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Azure failed to report changes in employment and income while receiving general assistance benefits.

Trial is set for April 5 in Minot.




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