South Dakota man sentenced for robbing a bank

August 23, 2023

Mike Tanner

RAPID CITY, S.D.–A Sturgis man who pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in the Black Hills has been sentenced.

Thirty three year-old Deric Dufek robbed the Great Western Bank in Spearfish on March 14, 2022. He was wearing a mask at the time, and handed a note to a bank teller that read, “give me the money or die.”

Dufek fled after being given a stack of money from the teller, but was arrested in Deadwood later that same day.

Dufek was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, following by two years of supervised release.