Woman charged with wire fraud and money laundering released until trial

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A Rapid City woman charged with wire fraud and money laundering is being released until her trial.

48-year-old Olivia Kuehner is charged with 20 counts of wire fraud and five counts of money laundering.

Court documents say Kuehner embezzled at least $121,000 from the non-profit Rapid City Club for Boys between September 2012 and May 2017... working as their accounting manager.

In court on Monday, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson said Kuehner should be detained because she's a flight risk and poses an economic danger to the community.

Kuehner's attorney Thomas Diggins says she has significant ties to the community because of her three children and husband so she's not a flight risk.

Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann released Kuehner until her trial as long as she follows a long list of conditions... including surrendering her passports, wearing a location monitoring device, and not retitling her property unless she notifies the court.

Patterson also says they have proof that after she resigned from Club for Boys, she worked for three and a half months at Collins Siding Inc. in Rapid City... writing unauthorized checks and taking nearly $26,000 from the company.