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Mobridge woman arrested for theft

A Mobridge woman is facing a multitude of charges including possession of a controlled substance, possession of a forged instrument with intent to fraud and grand theft.
According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, Sonyia Placencia, 24, of Mobridge was arrested on multiple charges on Thursday, Sept. 7, as a result of an investigation into checks stolen from an employer, LaCabana Restaurant in Mobridge.
Placencia was arrested after police executed a search warrant at her home, looking for information that would connect her to the theft of checks that she forged and cashed for more than $1,000.
Officers found drug related items and were able to acquire a search warrant for those items. They also found counterfeit bills at the residence. Madison said because there is a notification on those bills, although it is in Chinese, which states the bills are not legal tender, the counterfeit charge will probably not be pursued.
Placencia was arrested on the drug and theft-related charges.
She made her initial appearance in Fifth Circuit Court on Monday, Sept 11, where she was informed of the charges against her and her next court date of T