PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Katrina Beth Hintz, 47, Huron, was given a sentence of four (4) years in the State Penitentiary for committing Grand Theft, a Class Four Felony.
Hintz pled guilty to Grand Theft in August pursuant to a plea agreement reached with the State. Hintz admitted that she had stolen money from a resident while working as a social worker at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home in Huron.
"We will investigate and hold accountable those who exploit vulnerable persons in South Dakota," said Jackley.
Circuit Court Judge Vince A. Foley also ordered Hintz to pay restitution of $29,754.88 to victims, $254.28 for prosecution costs, and $300 in fine and court costs. Hintz paid all restitution at the sentencing hearing.
The case was investigated and prosecuted by the South Dakota Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Beadle County State’s Attorney, the Huron Police Department, the South Dakota Department of Social Services, and the South Dakota Department of Health.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215