Head of DC youth corrections officers union stole $180k in dues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of a District of Columbia youth corrections officers union has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $180,000 in union dues over a period of three years, nearly draining the union’s bank account.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2lIDX4Q ) that Takisha Brown Dorsey pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court on Thursday. She faces up to 20 years in prison.

Authorities say the union realized the theft in December of 2015 when they checked the bank account balance and discovered only $277 left.

Dorsey served as chair of the Fraternal Order of Police union for the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services from January 2012-December 2015, and had sole access to the union’s ATM card. In 2014 she nixed a requirement that a second official sign off on withdrawals.

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