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Warner Woman Pleads Guilty To Union Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Christy Little Coppin, age 41, of Warner, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Theft Within Special Maritime And Territorial, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 661, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleges that from in or about May 2015 to in or about July 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, that is the Office of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 2250 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, the defendant did take and carry away, with intent to steal and purloin, personal property of the Office of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 2250, with a value exceeding $1,000.00.

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Department of Labor.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  

Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States.

Updated February 19, 2019

Topics
Financial Fraud
Labor & Employment