Sunday, December 20, 2009

Former New York Union Leader Charged In Embezzlement Scheme

Wayne Mitchell, 57, of Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, has been charged with misappropriating more than $200,000 from Local 14170 of the Communication Workers of America Union, aka New York Mailers Union No. 6, where he had served as president. According to prosecutors, from 2004 to 2008, Mitchell took unauthorized salary and wrote unauthorized checks to himself.

Read the story here and here.

Update: (1/5/11): Mitchell, now 58, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzling what is now believed to be $373,555. Mitchell blamed his actions on a prescription drug addiction.

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