Ex-employee sentenced for stealing from Passamaquoddy Tribe

A booking photo of Charles Fourcloud aka Arlynn E. Knudsen.

The former finance director for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point in Maine was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay restitution for theft.

Charles Fourcloud, 59, admitted he stole $20,000 when he worked as the tribe's finance director. He pleaded guilty to one count of theft from an Indian tribal government and three counts of embezzlement from an Indian tribal organization.

“The Passamaquoddy were really good to me,” Fourcloud said in court, The Bangor Daily News reported. “There’s absolutely no excuse for what I’ve done."

The tribe fired Fourcloud, who goes by various names, last year after discovering his criminal past. He spent 10 years in federal prison on charges that he stole $2.66 million from the Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota.

Fourcloud was arrested in California in April. He almost landed a job with a tribe there until officials with the Fort Bidwell Indian Community found out about his criminal record.

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Ex-Passamaquoddy finance director sentenced to 18 months for stealing $20,000 from tribe (The Bangor Daily News 10/28)
Former Finance Director to Prison for Stealing $20K from Tribe (WABI 10/28)

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