Rapid City Rush “has moved on” from theft of $700,000

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Rush President Todd Mackin says the team has “moved on” after the former office manager made a plea deal for stealing some $700,000 from the team over a decade.

42-year-old Jennifer Durham, has agreed to pay $700,000 in restitution to the Rush and $186,000 dollars to the IRS for unreported income.

After years of financial hardships, the team was sold to new owners last year.

Mackin says while the team’s moved on, the stolen money means a great deal to the business.

“The amount of money that was taken was equivalent to three salaried positions within our organization and I think look within yourself annually. Look annually, if you had three extra people helping you do your job how much smoother it would go, how much easier it would be, how much more successful would you be?” said Mackin.

Durham faces up to 45 years in prison and/or $500,000 in fines for two counts of wire fraud and one count of tax evasion.

A judge still needs to sign off on the plea deal.

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