Rapid City woman sentenced for embezzling over $100K from Club for Boys

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City woman has been sentenced for embezzling over $100,000 from the Rapid City Club for Boys.

Olivia Kuehner, 49, was sentenced last week to 41 months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release.

She’s also been ordered to pay $160,380.16 in restitution to the Rapid City Club for Boys, $20,481.71 in restitution to Collins Siding and $54,298 in restitution to the IRS.

Prosecutors say that Kuehner would make fraudulent payments to herself, family members and a nominee entity she controlled while she was employed as the accounting manager for the Club for Boys. She then omitted the payments from the Club for Boys’s accounting records, or misconstrued them to make it appear as though vendors or other employees had paid.

She would then transfer the payments to other bank accounts that she controlled in order to conceal the nature, source and ownership of the embezzled proceeds.

Additionally, Kuehner filed a false W-2 form and 1040A form with the IRS that understated her income and overstated her federal income tax withholdings.

Kuehner also stole more than $20,000 from Collins Siding, where she was employed after she left the Club for Boys.

The investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rapid City Police Department.

Kuehner was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


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