Monday, March 19, 2012

Parks Employee Arrested - Accused Of Stealing From The Union

  Carlin Dawson (r.) is accused of stealing 10 checks from union headquarters on Barclay Street.
Local 299 recording secretary Carlin Dawson (r.) is accused of stealing and cashing 10 checks totaling $7, 850 from DC 37 union headquarters on Barclay St in Manhattan. Mr. Dawson 37, the deputy director for the Hansborough Recreation Center in Harlem, was arrested on February 3, 2012 and suspended from his parks job the next day. Local 299 represents Parks Department recreation workers. (Images: Google Maps; Local 299.ORG via NY Daily News)

Dawson was charged with 1 count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, 1 count Identity Theft in the First Degree, 10 counts of Forgery in the Second Degree and 1 count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree.

According to the Discrict Attorney's complaint, as a part of defendant's position for the union, defendant had access to the locked room and desk where the union's check book was located/stored. Ten business checks from Amalgamated Bank were paid to defendant and cashed by the defendant between July 2011 through September 2011 for a total of $7,850.00; Defendant has no authorization to sign and/or endorse checks for the union and for Amalgamated Bank account.

Dawson is due back in court on March 23rd. - Geoffrey Croft


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.

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