Former village president charged with theft

Mar 28, 2013 -- 10:05am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 45-year-old Anchorage woman has been charged with misappropriating more than $200,000 from an Alaska Native village account. Lori Clum, formerly known as Lori "Sue" Johnson, was arrested Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler says in an announcement that Clum was indicted March 21 on three counts of theft from an Indian Tribal Organization. Her brother, 47-year-old James Kramer of Valdez, was indicted on one count. Prosecutors say Clum was voted out as president of the Native Village of Tatitlek in 2008 but ignored the election and kept control over village bank accounts. Prosecutors say she wrote checks to herself totaling more than $200,000 and gave a $20,000 cash withdrawal to her brother. An Anchorage phone number listed for Clum's husband has been disconnected.

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