BISMARCK — A federal grand jury indicted a former National Park Service employee on one count of theft of government property on Tuesday, Feb. 25, after he allegedly stole from a North Dakota historic site.

Charles Folk, 42, allegedly stole about $10,000 worth of property from the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site in Mercer County over two years of his employment at the site, according to news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley. A 2013 park service report shows that Folk was the site's chief of maintenance.

"Federal employees are placed in a position of special trust, which makes these allegations even more troubling," Wrigley said in a statement.

A trial before Judge Daniel L. Hovland is scheduled for April 21. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan J. O’Konek is prosecuting the case, and Folk is being defended by Sand Law of Minot. The case was investigated by the park service.

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