On February 3, Donna Roles, former financial secretary of United Steelworkers Local 14310 in Mt. Hope, West Virginia, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to one month in prison and three months of supervised release for embezzling funds in the amount of $76,420.She also was ordered to make $70,000 in restitution (she already has paid $1,775), pay a $100 special assessment, and undergo drug and alcohol evaluation.Roles, a resident of Beckley, W.V., pleaded guilty in October to having taken the money during January 2002-September 2005.The sentencing follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.(Charleston Gazette, 2/4/09; OLMS, 2/12/09).
Wisconsin Vice President Sentenced for Records Fraud
On October 24, Krista Yeatts, former office manager of International Association of Machinists Local 2444, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina to embezzling union funds in the amount of $47,746.01.She was charged in July.The union is based in Winston-Salem.The plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.(OLMS, 11/5/08).
Ex-Bookkeeper in Cincinnati Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement