CLEVELAND -- The former administrator of a group of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38 employee benefit plans was charged in a one-count information with embezzling approximately $32,000 from the company that administered the plans.
John Dietz, 56, of Twinsburg, was employed as Administrator of the IBEW Local 38 Fringe Benefit Funds, Inc. in Valley View.
The Funds, Inc. administers three benefit plans for members of IBEW Local 38: the IBEW Local 38 Health & Welfare Plan, the IBEW Local 38 401(k) Retirement Plan, and the IBEW Local 38 Pension Fund.
The information alleges that from approximately February 21, 2009, through August 5, 2011, Dietz embezzled monies from the Funds, Inc. through various devices, including:
- (a) paying for personal expenses through charges to the Funds, Inc.'s two credit cards
- (b) receiving expense reimbursement checks for personal expenses
- (c) issuing himself mileage reimbursement checks for personal automobile travel.