Charges: Minnesota state workers’ union treasurer stole $13K
Emily Gurnon | TwinCities.com
June 15, 2010
The treasurer of the AFSCME union at the state Department of Labor and Industry drained the union’s bank account of more than $13,000, a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court alleges.
Carrie Christine Rohling, 42, of White Bear Lake told fellow employees in Local 2672 that she had a drinking and prescription drug problem. She was charged with two counts of felony theft.
“I know it was wrong for me to do that,” Rohling said this afternoon when contacted by a reporter. “I was still thinking I could pay these guys back before they would even notice it was gone.”
She was charged by a summons filed Thursday in Ramsey County District Court. Rohling said she moved recently and has not received the summons, which orders her to appear in court Aug. 15.