An employee stole more than $315,000 from a northern Minnesota casino over more than six years, according to federal charges.

Jennifer L. Boutto, 32, of Willow Valley Township, Minn., was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis with embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization.

The alleged embezzlement of $315,739.87 from the Fortune Bay Resort and Casino in Tower stretched from June 2013 to October 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Fortune Bay is operated by the Bois Fort Band of Chippewa.

"We have been in contact with the U.S. Attorney's Office and are aware of the proceedings and will comment once this matter is concluded," Tribal Chairwoman Cathy Chavers said in a statement.

Boutto has been charged by "information," meaning that she intends to plead guilty.

Messages were left Tuesday with Boutto, who is not in custody, and her attorney seeking a response to the allegations.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482