The president and CEO of non-profit organization UNISON Laurie Lambach has been arrested for misappropriation of funds.
A PR executive working on behalf of UNISON said in a statement Lambach was detained by Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies Tuesday under probable cause of misappropriation of funds.
Lambach has also been suspended from her role as president and CEO.
“UNISON remains committed to its mission of fostering healthier communities and service to our clients and members will not be disrupted,” the statement read.
UNISON was created in a partnership with Interfaith and SET Ministries. The organization provides, “family and older adult services and resources to create stronger neighborhoods and communities in Milwaukee County,” according to its website.
The full statement sent to TODAY'S TMJ4 reads:
On the morning of Nov. 20, UNISON President and CEO Laurie Lambach was detained by the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department under probable cause of misappropriation of funds. This came as a shock to everyone at UNISON, and we’re taking this matter very seriously. Laurie Lambach has been suspended from her role as President and CEO until all the facts have been gathered. With the support of the UNISON board, Vice President of Program Services Cathy Young and Interim CFO Jessica Horning will serve as Acting co- executive directors. UNISON remains committed to its mission of fostering healthier communities and service to our clients and members will not be disrupted.