Media Union Treasurer Makes Plea in Embezzlement Case
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former treasurer of the Communication Workers of American local union No. 7603 has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and theft of labor union assets.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports (http://is.gd/dd9Qq7 ) that Helen Herold-Roden admitted Wednesday to taking about $138,600 for her personal use between 2008 and 2014. She was able to embezzle such a large amount because she had check-signing authority for the union's checking account.
Anyone guilty of embezzlement and theft of labor union assets can be sentenced up to five years in prison with a maximum fine of $10,000 and three years supervised release.
Herold-Roden's sentencing is set for Sept. 8. Members of the union are employed in the telecommunications industry and include employees of Century Link, AT&T and the Idaho Statesman.