Van Winkle Sentenced in Embezzlement and Fraud Case
PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Lisa Van Winkle of Tyndall, South Dakota was given a sentence of 10 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary on one count of Forgery and 10 years on one count of Grand Theft by Embezzlement. This conviction arises from charges that she stole cash in her role as manager of Gemar's Market in Tyndall. Van Winkle had previously pled guilty to those charges in a plea agreement reached with the State. Circuit Court Judge Glenn Eng suspended the jail sentence on the condition that Van Winkle be placed on probation for 10 years, serve 90 days in the South Dakota State Penitentiary, and repay Gemar's Market $106,745.51. If that is paid within two years, Judge Eng left open the possibility that Van Winkle may seek a sentence modification. Van Winkle was remanded to the immediate custody of the Bon Homme County Sheriff. The case was prosecuted by the South Dakota Attorney General's Office.