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Suquamish Tribal Council Member Arrested In Theft Case

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SUQUAMISH, Wash. (AP) - A Suquamish Tribal Council member has
been arrested by tribal authorities.

The arrest of 59-year-old Linda Holt followed an investigation
about unauthorized charges on a government credit card. Holt was
the Suquamish Tribal Council secretary.

She was arrested this week by tribal police on suspicion of 16
counts of second-degree theft.

Holt was the subject of a seven-week investigation into her use
of a tribal credit card after fellow members alleged she had taken
more than $6,800 in cash advances from seven casinos in New Mexico,
California and Nevada and Washington, including the Clearwater

Her credit card was suspended after the allegations and the
tribe's Elders Council asked her to step down.

Holt was initially booked into Kitsap County jail, but she was
released on her own recognizance yesterday afternoon.

(Kitsap Sun)
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