Former AFT Local Treasurer Charged With Union Embezzlement & Forgery
On February 2, 2022, in the State of Connecticut, Superior Court District of Hartford, Carey L. Mallach, former Treasurer of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 3949, West Hartford Dormitory Supervisors (located in West Hartford, Conn.), was charged in an information with one count of larceny in the second degree for embezzling $17,800 from the union and two counts of forgery in the second degree in connection with his signing and filing two LM-3 reports, both of which contained false financial information, in violation of Connecticut General Statutes 53a-123 and 531-139, respectively. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Boston-Buffalo District Office with assistance from the State of Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
West Hartford Man Charged with Stealing Union Funds
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, in December, Mallach would deposit union funds in the form of check(s), which were generally dues money collected by the American School for the Deaf and paid to the union from members’ paychecks. In the course of depositing these checks, Mallach, as evidenced by the deposit slips, would receive cash back from the teller so that the full amount of the checks were not deposited into the union’s account. Mallach also made cash withdrawals from the checking account through a teller.
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