FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a St. Michael man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison for breaking into a post office on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon says Robert Redroad Jr. pleaded guilty to burglary of a post office and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Authorities say Redroad pleaded guilty to breaking into the Tokio Post Office on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation and stealing a U.S. Treasury check made payable to another person. Authorities say Redroad forged the signature on the check and had someone cash the check at bank in Minnesota.

The incidents occurred in September. The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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