A former union officer pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Kansas City to embezzling more than $12,000 from his lodge’s bank account.
Jeremy Bolte, 40, of Kansas City, is the former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Lodge 800. He admitted writing 16 unauthorized checks to himself, which he used to pay personal bills.
Prosecutors said the money went to lawyer fees related to a drunken-driving arrest and a child support action, car payments and rent.
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