On May 22, Carole Reeves, former office manager for Sheet Metal Workers Local 23, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska to three years of probation and fined $6,000 for embezzling funds from the Anchorage local. Reeves had been charged in January with stealing $19,663.33 through the use of unauthorized union credit card purchases. Immediately after that, she signed a plea agreement enabling her to avoid prison time. By then she already had repaid the full amount embezzled. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.
On January 17, Carole Reeves, former office manager for Sheet Metal Workers Local 23, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska with one count of embezzling $19,663.33 in funds from the Anchorage-based union. She then signed a plea agreement. According to prosecutors, Reeves during July-October 2008 had used her union credit card on 19 separate occasions to divert union funds to her personal savings account. Under the plea agreement, she will avoid prison time, but will have to pay a $6,000 fine and serve three years probation. Reeves already has repaid the union in full. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.