IBEW Bookkeeper in Michigan Charged with $300K+ Embezzlement

On May 9, Stephanie DeBoer, former office manager and bookkeeper for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 876, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan on one count of embezzling about $307,000 from the Edmore (Montcalm County), Mich.-based union. The local represents utility company workers throughout Michigan. She was released last month on a $100,000 unsecured bond after her initial court appearance. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.