Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Californian Charged With Embezzling $175K From Union

Tracy Ford, 47, of Stockton, California, has been charged with embezzling nearly $175,000 from the Machinists Local Lodge 1528, where she had been employed as Secretary-Treasurer. According to authorities, Ford embezzled $174,891 under the guise of authorised salary and related benefits, and by using union assets to pay for health insurance for a former officer of the union, in exchange for which she received oxycontin from the former officer. The misappropriation allegedly spanned a 5 1/2 year period, from September 2003 thorough February 2009. Ford faces up to one year in prison, plus fines and restitution.

Read the story here and here.

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