Indiana Ex Union Official Pleads Guilty to $100K Theft

After being accused of financial misuse, Rhondalyn Cornett resigned her post as president of the Indianapolis Education Association and pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 in November, 2018.  She had served as president for 5 years of the teacher union which represented 20,000 teachers.

Arika  Herron has the story in the Indianapolis Star.

U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced the plea agreement Monday. Minkler said in a news release that Cornett “used her position and authority to write checks from the union’s bank account as well as use the union’s debit card for personal expenses and to withdraw cash.”

Ronald Swann, then-vice president, assumed control. Swann said Monday that IEA is committed to protecting its members.