Terri Dunkelberger

South Dakota Local Transit Union Secretary Sentenced

On August 1, Terri Dunkelberger, former financial secretary-treasurer of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1356, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota to two years probation and ordered to pay $11,848.98 in restitution to the Sioux Falls-based local. She was indicted in March for embezzling more than $4,000 in union funds on top of her indictment last June for theft of more than $24,000. Dunkelberger, 53, a resident of Tea, S.D., pleaded guilty this past April to stealing $11,648.98. ATU Local 1356 represents Sioux Falls Transit employees. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Transit Union Secretary in South Dakota Indicted for Embezzlement; Pleads Guilty

On April 21, Terri Dunkelberger, former financial secretary-treasurer of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1356, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota to one count of a superseding indictment of embezzling $11,648.98 from the Sioux Falls-based union. She had been indicted on March 2 on charges of stealing more than $4,000, which was in addition to her indictment in June 2010 for theft of $24,148.98 in union funds. The charges and guilty plea follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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