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Documents detail spending before murder-suicide in embezzlement case


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A dead South Dakota couple who had financial oversight over a nonprofit aimed at helping Native American students allegedly took money from the organization to save up for their own children's educations, recently filed civil court documents reveal.

The new litigation offers more details about Scott and Nicole Westerhuis' spending before their September murder-suicide, which launched a financial investigation surrounding the GEAR UP program that unearthed theft authorities believe could top $1 million.


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