Spearfish woman accused of wire fraud

(MGN Online)
Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 1:50 PM MST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A Spearfish woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits.

Janeen Keene, 54, was indicted on seven counts of wire fraud. A Department of Justice release stated that Keene and several other people devised a scheme to illegally get unemployment benefits between May and July of 2020.

A conviction could net Keene a 20-year federal prison sentence and a $25,000 fine.

Keene was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.