British Public Sector Union Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

Embezzlement has been taking a toll lately at UNISON, the British public employees union. Two recent cases, both reported in Union Corruption Update, occurred in Wales. This one took place in Scotland. A treasurer, Joanna McFadyen, 43, a resident of Aberuthven, Perthshire, was sentenced in mid-April to 180 hours’ community service after pleading guilty to writing to herself checks worth 4,497 British pounds (roughly $6,700) worth during a two-year period to cover her mortgage payments. (News of the World, 4/19/09).