AFGE Local Treasurer in Kansas Indicted for Bank Fraud

afge logo_0On November 10, Shelly Sutton, former treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 477, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas on one count of bank fraud in the amount of $65,000 from the union, which represents employees at the VA hospital in Wichita. Sutton, 46, a resident of Augusta, Kan., allegedly did the following: forged check signatures; made unauthorized cash withdrawals; made unauthorized electronic payments to personal creditors; and used the union debit card to buy personal items. The indictment follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.