Thursday, January 7, 2010

Missouri Union Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To $110K Embezzlement

Sherell Mitchell, 45, of St. Louis County, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled more than $110,000 from the Communications Workers of America Local 86823, where she had been employed as Secretary-Treasurer. According to prosecutors, Mitchell wrote checks to herself and took cash from the union over a 7 year period. Mitchell reportedly spent much of the money at local casinos. Sentencing is scheduled for April 2, 2010.

Read the story here and here.

Update (4/8/10): Mitchell Gets Off Light: Sherell Mitchell was sentenced to only six months of home detention, plus five years of probation and 200 hours of community service for embezzling more than $110,000 from the Communications Workers of America Union, Local 86823, where she was employed as a bookkeeper. She must also pay restitution. Mitchell has blamed her thefts on a gambling addiction.

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