Ohio Carpenters Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

carpenters-logoOn August 11, Estella Collier, former office secretary for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 200, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to embezzling $12,933 from the Columbus-based union by writing unauthorized checks for making personal purchases. She had been charged in an information count on July 28 following a joint probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.