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Former Yellowstone employee pleads guilty to pocketing entry fee cash

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A former Yellowstone National Park employee pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Maine to embezzlement of cash from entry fee receipts paid by park visitors. Danel Nickerson, 45, was indicted in January in Casper, Wyo., but the case was transferred to her home state of Maine at Nickerson's request. Court documents outlining federal prosecutors' version of events, to which Nickerson pleaded guilty, state that she stole at least $7,429 in cash from Yellowstone entry fees paid by visitors. The case against Nickerson apparently included video surveillance footage that would have been used as evidence at trial. Continue Reading →

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