Former Wisconsin union treasurer sentenced for embezzlement

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) – A former Wisconsin union treasurer was sentenced to 13 months in prison for embezzlement, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The woman, 59-year-old Cheryl A. Angell of Kaukauna, was also ordered to pay $98,711 in restitution to United Steelworkers Local 2.

According to the DOJ, Angell was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to embezzling $98,711 in union funds over four years.

Angell admitted to writing more than 100 checks to herself, using a union credit card for personal use and depositing the proceeds of union checks into her personal account.

Authorities say she spent a considerable amount of the money at casinos.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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