Hamilton woman charged in $1M hospital union fraud

A Hamilton resident is accused of defrauding a local union out of about $1 million dollars.

Hamilton police said on Wednesday that the fraud unit received a complaint last year from CUPE Local 786 following the discovery of several “accounting irregularities.”

Investigators allege that between January 2010 and March 2017, the union’s elected treasurer had used union funds for personal benefit.

A spokesperson for CUPE Local 786 declined to comment on the case. The union represents over 1,700 hospital workers in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

Elizabeth Marck, 57, has been charged with fraud and theft over $5,000.

She has been released from custody and is expected to appear in court on Aug. 7.

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