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Former State Fraud Investigator Indicted For Fraud, Money Laundering, Conspiracy

Photo courtesy of U.S. Attorney

A former state Department of Revenue employee is accused of defrauding banks and their customers in four states and wiring much of the money to coconspirators in Nigeria.

A 13-page indictment on file with South Dakota federal court lays out the allegations against 69-year-0ld Steven Arthur Knigge. They include wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and tampering.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.