Frmr. NJ Treasurer Admits Stealing $13,550

Hilda Battle frmr. treasurer of Local 351 of the Policeman’s Benevolent Assn. in Camden, NJ, admitted writing six unauthorized checks for $13,550 on March 3.  The Assn. represents Camden County’s correction officers.  It is not known why she stole the funds.  In pleading guilty, Battle agreed to resign her 14-yr. job at the county jail and repay the Local.  She will be sentenced on April 14 [WPVI-TV 3/4/03]

W. Va. Computer Specialist Confesses to Union Embezzlement
Julia Mynes pled guilty to union embezzlement before U.S. Dist. Judge Joseph Goodwin (S.D. WV, Clinton) on March 10.  Mynes used her access to the computerized check-writing system of United Steelwrkrs. Local 14614 to cash $4,001 in union checks between Dec. 2000 and Jan. 2001.  She is scheduled to be sentenced on June 2. [Charleston Gazette 3/12/03]

Ex-St. Louis President Sentenced for Falsification
On Feb. 28, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Eastern Dist. of Missouri, Donald Stevens, ex-President of Sheet Metal Workers Local 93, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to the falsification of union records on December 9, 2002. As a condition of probation, he was ordered to pay $810 in restitution in addition to the $4,000 he had previously paid. The charge was brought following an investigation by the St. Louis branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS 3/11/03]