Central Pennsylvania Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement

On April 24, Richard J. Vincent, former treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3951, was charged in Cambria County (Pa.) Court with two counts of embezzling funds from the Altoona-based union in the amount of $43,694.85.  The charges follow a joint investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.  The local represents employees at the federal prison in Loretto, Pa., west of Altoona.  (OLMS, 5/21/08).   


Local Secretary-Treasurer in Ohio Pleads Guilty to Theft

On April 30, Amy J. Cross, former secretary-treasurer of Utility Workers Union of America Local 308, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to embezzling $31,886.64 in funds from the Lima local.  She had been charged earlier in the month with one count of embezzlement in the same amount.