Postal Workers Secretary in Oklahoma Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

It took more than eight years to discover that Brenda Walters was making off with the money. That’s better late than never. On March 24, Walters, former secretary-treasurer of American Postal Workers Union, Muskogee Area Local 7, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma to one count of embezzling about $95,100 from the Muskogee union. According to prosecutors, Walters, now 60, a resident of nearby Haskell, during the period January 2012-July 2020 or thereabouts, had converted union funds to her personal use without authorization. She faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.