Pittsburgh-Area Hotel Employees Local Secretary Charged with Embezzlement

On April 28, Christine Throckmorton, secretary-bookkeeper for Local 57 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees (HERE), was indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for embezzling $9,674.95 from her union. Throckmorton, 42, a resident of McDonald, Pa. (southwest of Pittsburgh), had worked in her capacity during June-November 2005. (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 4/29/09).