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HELENA — Federal prosecutors say a 56-year-old Box Elder man has pleaded guilty to using a credit card to steal from the Chippewa Cree tribe.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday the tribe issued Raymond Parker a credit card in 2009 for official use while traveling on tribal business.

From May 2009 to November 2010 Parker racked up $58,938.23 in charges. More than $36,700 of that amount was taken out in cash advances.

Federal prosecutors say Parker admitted that all but a few were unauthorized personal charges.

They say Parker pleaded guilty to theft from an Indian tribal organization.

Sentencing for Parker has been set for Sept. 15. He faces a possible sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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