IBEW Bookkeeper in Pennsylvania Sentenced for Embezzlement

IBEW logoOn June 25, Deborah Small, former bookkeeper for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 712, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to 10 months of home detention and five years of probation for embezzling funds from the Beaver, Pa. union. She also will have to pay $75,285 in restitution, a sum which includes $19,800 in audit fees incurred by the union. Small pled guilty in February after being charged last June. The sentencing follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.