Embezzlement allegations against former Rapid City Rush front office employee

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Federal investigators are looking into alleged embezzlement at the Rapid City Rush hockey team.

It centers around one single employee who worked for the former ownership group.

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Spire Sports+ Entertainment purchased a mutual interest in the team in January 2019.

Spire says it uncovered bookkeeping inconsistencies while conducting a payroll review after the sale was completed.

In a statement to NewsCenter1 on Friday morning, Rush president Todd Mackin said the team contacted the Rapid City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, which decided the situation needed to be investigated.

In that statement, Mackin also said, “Spire Hockey is committed to the financial integrity of the Rush organization and our focus since the sale was completed has been to put the best team on the ice to represent our loyal Rush fans and be one of the best entertainment values in Rapid City.”

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