KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A former worker at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital caught taking funds from a worker's union will avoid jail, but must repay more than $23,000 pilfered from her co-workers over a 21-month span.
During an appearance in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Tiffany Fawn Randle was ordered to pay $23,727 in restitution. Judge Janet T. Neff on Monday also placed Randle on supervised release for two years. She had faced up to 30 years in prison.
She was indicted in July for defrauding Tower Family Credit Union while serving as secretary/treasurer of AFSCME Local 652, which represents workers at Michigan's largest mental health institution.
Randle, 47, cashed checks by forging the name of Local 652's vice president, federal court documents show. The money was used for her own personal benefit, the government charged in its July indictment.