Friday, May 20, 2011

Former Secretary For Michigan Union Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $412K

April Dawn Franklin, 35, of Lansing, Michigan, pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled some $412,000 from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 333 union where she had been employed as a secretary for a decade. Details have not been disclosed. Franklin is scheculed to be sentenced on July 25th.

Read the story here and here.

Update (7/26/11): Franklin was sentenced to 42 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $412,000.  According to authorities, her thefts from the union spanned a ten year period, from 1999 and 2009.  She had pleaded guilty to theft from an employee benefit plan.

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