Mount Hope, WV (WOAY) – A Fayette County labor union official has pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
Jason Todd Weaver, 50, of Mount Hope, is charged with embezzlement of funds by an officer of a labor organization.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, in October 2021, Weaver used his position as secretary and treasurer of Local Union 1509 of the American Postal Workers Union to write out a check for $352.62 to himself from the organization’s Beckley bank account.
Weaver signed his name as an authorized account signatory and forged the name of another union officer who was also an authorized account signatory.
Weaver admitted he was not entitled to the money and deposited the check into his bank account.
Additionally, he admitted to writing 12 other checks totaling $2,679.32 from the organization’s bank account to himself and forging other authorized account signatories’ names between April 2016 and May 2021.
Weaver’s sentence hearing will begin on February 9.
He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.