Monday, August 24, 2009
Former Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Nearly $100K From Union
Michael P. Kelly, 55, of Crestline, Ohio, pleaded guilty recently to embezzling nearly $100,000 from the Local 586 of the United Transportation Union while serving as its secretary and treasurer. Kelly had been employed with Crestline CSX. Prosecutors alleged that from January 2004 to November 2006, Kelly used his position with the union to divert $97,971by issuing checks to himself. He attempted to cover up his thefts by forging the union president's signature on the checks.