Former Local Union Official Charged With Embezzlement

11/02/17 – 4:42 P.M.

A former financial secretary for the union representing factory workers at Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. faces embezzlement charges. The Courier reports that Ronald Coldren has been charged with embezzling over $30,000. He allegedly took the money from the United Steelworkers Local 207L between April 2012 and January of 2016.

If Coldren is found guilty he could face up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

Coldren resigned early last year after questionable credit card charges were brought to the union’s attention. He later came forward, admitting that he had made unauthorized purchases with the card.