Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Feds nail carpenters labor union employee for embezzlement

Colin T. Rehrig pleaded guilty to stealing more than $30,000 from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters


A Carbon County man working as a bookkeeper for a local carpenters union embezzled an estimated $30,483 over four years from the organization, according to federal authorities.

Colin T. Rehrig, 68, of Mahoning Township, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to taking the money from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 600 of Bethlehem between September 2004 and September 2008.

Rehrig was charged in an information filed March 30. The two-page document says Rehrig's job duties included writing payroll checks, including his own, from a bank account from which he stole the money.

Rehrig faces a possible sentence of up to five years imprisonment, three years supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $100 court fee. Sentencing is set for Sept. 27. He is free on a $10,000 recognizance bond.

1 comment:

  1. There is more than $30,000 missing from this Local UNION! Over $2,000,000?


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