A BIGWIG in the union that represents the NYPD civilian workers has been busted on charges of stealing union funds, according to th New York Daily News.
Carlin Dawson, 37, recording secretary for Union Local 299 of DC-37 — which represents civilian employees of the NYPD, FDNY, the Sanitation Department and the Correction Department — was arrested by investigators from the Manhattan DA’s office on Feb. 3.
Dawson, who is also a Parks Department employee, allegedly swiped 10 checks from an office inside the union headquarters on Barclay St., endorsed and cashed the checks and pocketed a total of $7,850, court documents revealed.
Dawson, who had served as deputy director for the Hansborough Recreation Center in Harlem, was suspended from his parks job the day after his arrest, said an agency spokesperson.
He faces charges of grand larceny, identity theft, forgery and criminal possession of stolen property. He is due back in court on March 23.
Representatives from the union did not respond to request for comment.Read More: