NALC branch officer accused of embezzling $9,000 raised for fight against Muscular Dystrophy

Feds: Money for fight against Muscular Dystrophy embezzled by postal worker

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – A postal employee is accused of embezzling an estimated $9,000 that had been earmarked for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.

Felony information filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court accuses Brian T. Cisek of embezzlement and theft of union funds from a Grand Rapids postal employee labor organization; money that was designated for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The Grand Rapids letter carrier is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Grand Rapids federal court on Aug. 25.

The money went missing during his tenure as chair of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Committee for the Grand Rapids branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers, court records show.

The government says he embezzled approximately $9,000 from the union’s Muscular Dystrophy charity program between January 2013 through September 2014, court records show.

Cisek served as sergeant-at-arms of Letter Carriers Branch 56 based in Grand Rapids. He has since been removed from the elected position, Inosencio said.

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8 thoughts on “NALC branch officer accused of embezzling $9,000 raised for fight against Muscular Dystrophy

  1. says the union caught him and he gave the money back so why are they going after him? good God are these sick creeps in denial. seems the Las Vegas itch has to be scratched and a 1% raise does just not cut it! never hear the UPS locals stealing money from the membership.

  2. I have a skeptical view toward a lot of charity organizations. We hear of mishandling of funds, promised donations never reaching the advertised goals, charity executives running off with the money, etc. But on a local level, we need to look at the act of selflessness on the part of the donors, and just hope their good will is going to legitimate and fair causes.
    My wife and I give monthly contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. I wish we could afford more, but we do what we can. We’re always ready when disasters nearby occur – here in NW Arkansas we are only an hour from Joplin, four hours from Moore, Oklahoma, two cities that have been absolutely devastated by tornadoes. We gave to both cities.
    But, it takes a special kind of leech, a low down scum sucking piece of shit to steal from his branch’s MDA funds. Stealing is wrong regardless, but the choice of victims makes that act much worse depending on who is getting ripped off.
    The Postal Service can’t do anything about it, being a union function. However, the branch could conduct an investigation, get the OIG involved and press charges against this jerk. A felony conviction would mean the loss of his job. But that’s the business of the Grand Rapids branch. I just wonder how he sleeps at night – probably just fine since these types are usually selfish and live in a world of denial. They say it takes all kinds to make the world go around, but I can think of many that we can damn well do without.

  3. Scumbag, he should be stoned by a crowd of his peers. I have been seeing this alot. It’s makes me want to get out of the union. No one is checking these clowns. There are no neutral parties to audit these bums.

    • Contact the Dept of Labor and request they audit your union because of situations such as this. Go to dol.gov

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