Friday, March 13, 2015

Ex-Veterans Affairs Hospital Union President Accused of Embezzling Over $132,000

Former Birmingham Veterans Affairs hospital union president accused of embezzling more than $132,000
By Jon Reed
March 12, 2015

The former president of the union for federal employees at Birmingham's Veterans Affairs hospital has been indicted on charges that she embezzled more than $132,000 in chapter funds.

Stephanie Hicks, 43, of Birmingham, was indicted on bank fraud, forgery and aggravated identity theft charges, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance.

"Union members elect officials to represent them and protect their interests," Vance said in a statement.

"A labor union official who chooses, instead, to live the high life by stealing from local members has committed a crime and should prepare to go to prison."
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