Ex-teachers' union official gets house arrest in $180K theft

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former treasurer of a suburban Pittsburgh teachers' union will spend a year on house arrest and must repay $180,000 he stole from the organization.

Forty-five-year-old Edward Maritz must also spend six years on probation after pleading guilty to forgery and theft counts before an Allegheny County judge on Thursday.

Maritz was charged in February after he acknowledged taking the money from the Pine-Richland Education Association.

Maritz confessed to keeping members' dues and to stealing the money by writing 157 checks to himself since June 2010. Maritz acknowledged being a pathological gambler who blew the money at casinos and on lottery tickets.

Maritz has taken a sabbatical from his job, and the district says it can't otherwise comment on his employment status.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast