Trial set for woman accused of stealing from union

Published 2:49 pm Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A woman accused of stealing more than $110,000 from a plumbers’ union in south Mississippi is scheduled for trial in February.

Mechelle Busse, also known as Mechelle Singleton, was indicted in August on federal charges accusing her of taking the money between 2005 and 2007 from the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters AFL-CIO, Local 568.

Court records show she was the office manager for the union.

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She has pleaded not guilty. Her trial had been scheduled for Dec. 6, but her attorney asked for the delay.

The trial was reset for Feb. 7 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.