DENVER (CBS4) – An Evergreen woman has been sentenced for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a government union.

According to Department of Justice, Aide Spade, 49, was the treasurer of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 709 and an employee of the Bureau of Prisons assigned to the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood.

“Spade used her position as treasurer to embezzle over $59,000 that the union had received in dues payments from its members,” Department of Justice spokesman Jeff Dorschner said in a statement.

Spade was accused of issuing unauthorized cashier’s checks to herself and making unauthorized cash withdrawals.

“Officials who victimize their unions and union members by stealing funds will face felony prosecution,” U.S. Attorney John Walsh said in the statement. “The consequence in this case is that the defendant is now a felon who had to resign from her union position as well as her career service job.”

She was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution of $14,234.18 plus a $5,000 fine

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