Locomotive Union Treasurer in Minnesota Charged with Theft

STEAM LOCOMOTIVEOn August 19, William Winecke, former treasurer of the Soo Line Locomotive and Car Foreman’s Association, was charged in the Dakota County (suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul) District Court with two counts of theft by swindle during August 2011-April 2015 from the Apple Valley, Minn. union in the amount of $41,036.  The charge follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.