NEWARK, NJ – A mother-daughter duo from Jersey City have been charged with one count each of conspiracy to embezzle and embezzlement after allegedly using more than $40,000 of a local union’s funds as their own, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino.
In a report,Carpentino announced that Linda Rogers, 71, was employed at the Jersey City Medical Center as a medical clerk and was also the Secretary Treasurer of American Federal State County and Municipal Amalgamated Transit Workers Union Local 2254.
With sole control over the union’s checkbook and savings account, Carpentino alleges, Rogers, along with her daughter, Jennifer Rogers, 38, deposited 112 unauthorized checks from Local 2254’s checkbook to their joint checking and savings accounts, totaling $35,267. From October 2016 through December 2016, Linda Rogers made six telephonic wire transfers from the Local 2254’s savings account, totaling $5,188, into her personal credit card account.
None of the expenditures were authorized or for legitimate union purposes, Carpentino said.
The counts of conspiracy to embezzle and embezzlement each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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