The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals reported in a recent regulatory filing that its former executive director and two other former employees had "misappropriated" nearly $330,000 between June 2012 and last October, when they were fired.
The losses to the union, which had 7,566 members in June, were far higher than the $131,282 originally reported last year to the U.S. Department of Labor.
"Our accountants have concluded an extensive audit as a result of financial irregularities that were uncovered last year," union president Maureen May said Tuesday.
The latest filing, covering the year ended June 30, said former executive director William P. Cruice had received $258,747 in "unauthorized payments" to "his personal benefit and/or for which no documentation for the business purpose of the transaction was provided."
Cruice reimbursed the union $2,050 during the most recent fiscal year, the PASNAP filing said.
"All expenditures at PASNAP, by me or any other employee, occurred openly and according to established policy or practice," Cruice said. He said vacation and holiday time was routinely "front loaded."
"To now retroactively declare such a practice as the making of an 'unauthorized loan' distorts the actual, well-rooted practice at the organization," he said.