Anchorage Woman Sentenced for Embezzling Funds from Local Union
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that an Anchorage woman has been sentenced in federal court for embezzling nearly $200,000 from a local union.
Anne C. Reddig, 63, of Anchorage, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve 14 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $139,960.66 in restitution. Reddig previously pleaded guilty on Sept. 25, 2017, to embezzlement of assets by a labor organization officer.
According to court documents, from March 2007 until she resigned in September 2014, Reddig served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (“IATSE”) Local Union (“LU”) #918. The investigation revealed that Reddig, while an officer of IATSE LU 918, embezzled $193,275.52 in union funds and converted the funds to her own personal use between March 2010 and September 2014. Reddig embezzled the funds by transferring money directly from union accounts into her own accounts, forging the signature of another union officer on checks she wrote for her own benefit, using ATM machines to withdraw cash directly from union accounts, and spending union funds at retail stores via the union’s debit card. The investigation further revealed that Reddig also submitted false reports to the United States Department of Labor by failing to disclose the union funds that she had received.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonas Walker.