Former bookkeeper charged with stealing from two Watertown businesses

October 21, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Federal charges of Wire Fraud have been filed against a longtime employee of two Watertown businesses.

Court documents filed in U.S. District Court in South Dakota’s Northern Division allege Reva Plunkett wrote checks valued at more than $150,000 to herself while working as a bookkeeper for Doug’s Anchor Marine and Brotherhood Arms.

Court documents indicate the checks were, “drawn on business accounts that were not for wages or salary, or for any other legitimate purpose.”

A Grand Jury indicted Plunkett on 13 counts of wire fraud.

The alleged thefts occurred from January 2015 through February 2022.

Each count carries a maximum 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The court documents say Plunkett worked for Doug’s Anchor Marine from 2008 through February 2022, and for Brotherhood Arms from 2012 to February of this year.