SEATTLE — A Lynnwood woman will serve five months locked up in federal custody after acknowledging she embezzled nearly $83,000 from the union where she formerly served as treasurer.
Pascale McAtee, 58, in 2010 was elected treasurer of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 161.
The union discovered the thefts in 2015. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor Management Standards determined that McAtee had embezzled $82,903 from the union’s transporation workers between 2011 and 2015.
According to federal prosecutors, McAtee had attempted to de-certify the union in hopes of somehow avoiding a criminal charge. She was indicted in December and pleaded guilty in April.
McAtee was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge James L. Robart.