Former Middleboro woman sentenced for embezzling about $40,000

Mar 11, 2024

BOSTON – A former Middleboro woman was sentenced in federal court Monday, March 11 for embezzling nearly $40,000 from a labor union with an office in Lakeville.

Andrea Anderson, 61, who now lives in Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to two years’ probation. Anderson was also ordered to pay restitution and forfeiture in the amount of $30,316. 

In October 2003, Anderson pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a labor union, according to information provided by the Department of Justice. 

From approximately 2013 through July 2022, Anderson worked as a part-time administrative employee of the Brotherhood of Shoe and Allied Craftsman, whose union office was located inside the garage of Anderson’s father’s residence in Lakeville, the department reported.

Anderson’s duties included signing checks, secretarial work and paying bills. Additionally, Anderson was a signatory on the union bank account, and therefore signed and prepared checks and had a union debit card.

During her tenure working for the union, Anderson embezzled a total of $39,169 from the union. She repaid about $8,000, resulting in a loss of $30,316.

 Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Jonathan Russo, District Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura J. Kaplan of the Criminal Division prosecuted the case.