Electrical Workers Bookkeeper in Quad Cities Area Indicted for Theft
On January 16, Melissa Gustafson, former bookkeeper for United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers Local 84110, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois for embezzling $12,059.37 from the union, which has branches in Moline, Ill. and Davenport, Iowa, and is an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America. Prosecutors allege Gustafson, 36, a resident of Moline, stole the funds during June 2008-June 2011. She is scheduled for a hearing on February 15. The indictment follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.