Carpenters Secretary in Ohio Sentenced for Embezzlement

bigstockphoto_carpenters_working_3577262_2On December 2, Estella Collier, former office secretary and bookkeeper for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 200, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to one year of probation for embezzling $12,933 in funds from the Columbus-based union. She also was ordered to pay full restitution and attend meetings of Gamblers Anonymous. Collier had been charged in an information count in July, after which she pleaded guilty in August. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.