A former treasurer of the Douglas County corrections officers union was sentenced Monday to three to seven years in prison after being found guilty of taking nearly $170,000 from the union.
Daniel Glazebrook, 43, of Papillion had pleaded no contest to unauthorized use of a financial transaction device. Charges of theft and forgery were dismissed in exchange for the plea, a prosecutor said.
Glazebrook, who no longer works for the Douglas County Department of Corrections, apologized at Monday’s hearing.
“I broke their trust in the position I was elected to,” he said. “I had every intention of paying them back.”
Glazebrook was accused of stealing from Fraternal Order Police Lodge 8, which is in Sarpy County.
Union President Dave Aldrich said in January that he had noticed a discrepancy between how much money Glazebrook reported in the union’s bank account and the actual balance. Aldrich discovered several suspicious ATM withdrawals and checks.
The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said a review of documents indicated that Glazebrook had been embezzling funds for the past three years. Glazebrook had been the treasurer for seven years, Aldrich said.
John Corrigan, the union’s attorney, has said he is working with Glazebrook’s attorney to arrange repayment of the $170,000. The union filed a lawsuit against Glazebrook seeking return of the money.
Glazebrook’s attorney, Stu Dornan, asked the judge to put his client on probation. But Sarpy County District Judge Nathan Cox ordered him to prison. “This was a calculated and thought-out process of deception,” Cox said. “Effort went into making sure he covered his tracks.”
The judge noted that Glazebrook could be released after 18 months, or after serving half of the lower end of his sentence.
A union representative who attended Monday’s hearing said afterward that the result was good for the union.