DETROIT (AP) — A former treasurer for a Detroit firefighters union has been charged in connection with the embezzlement of more than $220,000 in union funds.
Verdine Day, 62, was named in a criminal complaint and scheduled to appear in federal court on bank fraud and wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit said.READ MORE: Fake Covid Vaccine Cards: Dr. Oz and Deborah Norville Discuss Where Most Bogus Covid Vaccine Cards Are Being Sold
About $167,900 was fraudulently obtained by checks. More than $52,100 in personal expenses, including airline flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and car insurance premiums were charged to union credit cards, authorities said.
In 2017 and 2019, more than $18,000 was charged to union credit cards for two cruises.READ MORE: Bogus Covid Vaccine Cards: Dr. Oz and Deborah Norville Discuss Confronting The Illegal Sellers
Day was hired by the fire department in 1986 and worked as a firefighter and engineer, according to authorities.
She was elected union treasurer in 2015 and retired from the fire department in 2019.MORE NEWS: Woman Gets 27 Years In Crash That Killed Michigan Trooper
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