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Monroe County Woman Pleads Guilty to Union Embezzlement

May 30, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 50-year-old Mt. Pocono resident pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik to embezzling more than $41,000 from a local union.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Libby Stegner, of Mt. Pocono, the former office manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)Local 1319 union in Wilkes-Barre, admitted to embezzling the money during a five-year time period.

     Stegner was charged in a criminal information that alleged that she embezzled $41,321.25 of union money by failing to deposit cash she received from union members for dues and other items and converting the money to her own use.

     Stegner was charged as a result of a probe by Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor.

     Under the terms of the plea agreement if accepted by the court, if Stegner makes full restitution at or about the time of sentencing she can be sentenced up to six months in prison.

     The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.


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