RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A 44-year-old Rapid City man has been sent to federal prison for more than 14 years for stealing more than $1 million from a used car dealership in the western South Dakota city.

Brent Bednarz was sentenced Monday, July 9, after his convictions on federal bank fraud and tax evasion charges and was also ordered to pay $1.49 million in restitution.

The conviction stems from Bednarz managing the former Rapid Motors used car dealership and stealing the money from the owner. Bednarz was also convicted of failing to pay federal income taxes on his earnings and on the money he stole.

This case was investigated by the criminal investigation unit of the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.