A former executive assistant who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from an employee benefit plan sponsored by the Boilermakers union has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.
Angela Heninger, who worked for the Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization and Training Trust, or MOST, was recently sentenced by a federal judge after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $400,000 from 2006 to early 2012.
Heninger was charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas last year with one count of embezzlement, six counts of wire fraud and five counts of bank fraud, all felonies.
In an agreement entered in August, Heninger pleaded guilty only to the embezzlement count. Along with the prison sentence, Heninger was ordered to pay $640,000 in restitution.
Boilermakers’ general counsel Michael Stapp said in an email to The Star that when MOST discovered the theft, officials contacted the U.S. Labor Department, then conducted a comprehensive investigation into Heninger’s activities.
“MOST was able to recover all funds stolen by Ms. Heninger,” Stapp said.
MOST is an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, which has its headquarters in Kansas City, Kan. Its purpose is to provide job training.
Labor Department documents show that Heninger, formerly an executive assistant to the administrator, made $173,366 in salary and benefits in 2011.