Plumbers Bookkeeper in Boston Pleads Guilty to Theft; Sentenced

plumberreduced_8On September 26, Esther LaFontant, former bookkeeper for United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 12, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County Superior Court (Mass.) to three counts of larceny totaling $154,857 and one count of concealing the thefts from the Boston-based union.  Four days later, on September 30, she was sentenced to one year of incarceration and 10 years of probation, and ordered to make full restitution.  LaFontant had been charged in March following an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.