Pennsylvania Boss Embezzled $200,000

Wheeland “Bill” Hill, Jr., embezzled over $200,000 from the Perkasie (Pa.) Ambulance Ass’n over five years.  The ex-president’s embezzlement was detected in May 1999 when PAA’s new president discovered secret bank accounts Hill had maintained for the union. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 6-23 months in prison. He must serve seven years’ probation and make restitution. [Morning Call 3/12/00]

Pennsylvania Boss Admits to $59,000 Embezzlement
Emerson Frederick, ex-secretary-treasurer of Am. Flint Glass Workers Union Local 555 in New Brighton, Pa., pled guilty Mar. 13 to embezzling approximately $59,000 from the local. Over six years, he wrote 79 checks from union accounts to himself, made 22 unauthorized withdrawals and failed to deposit union dues. He’s free on bond and scheduled to be sentenced June 23. He faces up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines or both. He also will be barred from union office for 13 years. [Pitt. Post-Gazette 3/14/00]