Missouri Public Employees Union Official Sentenced for Bank Fraud

On May 27, Wendy Bentzen, former information/financial manager for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Officials Council 72 in Jefferson City, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to six months home detention and five years supervision for bank fraud and was ordered to pay $32,256.60 in restitution plus a $100 special assessment. She had pleaded guilty last September. The sentencing follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS).