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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New details have emerged about the alleged embezzlement of more than $68,000 by a former American Cancer Society employee.

Investigators say that during a 10-month period in which Wendy Perdue had control of an unauthorized America Cancer Society checking account, she stole money to live a frivolous lifestyle.

Arrest warrants say Perdue used a debit card linked to a checking account she set up in the name of Relay for Life to go on trips to a Disney resort, Radio City Music Hall and the House of Blues. Investigators say Perdue also cashed two checks she wrote to herself totaling more than $20,000 and used another check for more than $8,000 to pay for work at Wilmington Plastic Surgery.

Perdue faces ten counts of embezzlement. Her case was back in court today. It was continued until Dec. 11.

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  • Jane Doe

    Wow.. Either you’re jealous or you need prayer. Don’t you understand that maybe people like you are the reason she had surgery in the first place.. Because people like YOU is why people have low self esteem and rely on money, gambling, eating, drugs, etc. as a way out!! Didn’t your mom teach you any better than to talk and judge people on their appearance?? You should think about that and yeah she may of screwed up and did what she was told by her uppers but YOU have no place to judge anyone on anything until you walk a perfect life!! I’ll pray for you!!

  • Not shocked

    Why do you keep defending a person who could steal period? And then steal from cancer research, volunteers and survivors? I agree people should not wish cancer or any harm on her or her family. God will deal with her. . But how and why do you defend her as a whole? If I was you, I sure as heck wouldnt want to be associated with backing her after what she has done to hurt so many all these years. Her nice warm heart you defend was probably talking horrible about you with all her other victims. Hope she didn’t promise you a piece… Money that is. The other type of piece she gave out to many others. And thats a big piece. The thought of her brings a pure image of a snake to mind.

  • John

    for starters you need jesus.. to wish this upon anyone you yourself should get on your knees and pray for forgiveness….. And to wish upon a family member of her’s . My god have mercy on your soul the day you face his judgement……

  • John

    To greed for cancer to wish this upon someone you need help you white trailer trash.. And to wish it upon there family get a life….. you need jesus…

  • Guest857

    She’s already as plastic as they come. Looks to me like she needed liposuction. Maybe they’ll cut back a few meals in prison…we can only hope.

  • Guestshelia

    This person is why it is so hard for real charities to actually help people. Who will want to give when they suspect those running the organizations of only being out for themselves?
    I hope this criminal receives karmic justice-maybe cancer will strike her or one of her relatives. Then she’ll feel the pain she deserves.

  • SurfCityTom

    the penalty would be probation; possibly community service; a fine, and restitution. The last is the kicker. In her case, all of the money was squandered on trips and questionable plastic surgery.

    If she does not have the funds for restitution or the fine, she should pack her bags.

    Or she may want to join the NAACP; have them call a press conference on her behalf; and chastise the media and law enforcement for this squandering of her time.

  • guest123

    This is a horrible low life!!! I hope they give her the max

  • dean bailey

    best thing to do it keep your money in your pocket, i dont give my money to anyone.

  • Guest2020

    Where are all the people who insisted that she couldn’t have done such a thing?

  • guestwhat

    I wonder how many people will comment on this criminal. If its less than 7, I will win a bet.

  • John

    What do you win a life. Because the way it looks you do not have one.

  • C B Lewis

    What a bad deal, i think i could make a bet on something that would be more than this. This lady need to know a lot more about life than taking from other.She knew she was going to be caught and still think she can get away with it. I hope the judge will let know how wrong it is.

  • Sharon

    For people like this. This criminal took what was not hers. She took from the donations of good-hearted people wanted to help those struggling with cancer to perhaps continue research for a cure. She somehow like all thugs decided that her wanted and needs were more important, she is a thief. The purchases were for vain purposes. I hope that justice is true and demonstrates to others like her what happens to thieves.

  • John

    Here’s a bet of info for you The American cancer Society it self is the biggest thief of all. look at the money they pay them selfs. Just one pay roll it self is over 1.4 million dollars. so keep raising money for them to life there high society gated community life styles.

  • guest13765

    She should get her money back from Wilmington Plastic Surgery. By the way, how much do lips cost?

  • belinda machler

    This is the type of behavior that keeps folks from making donations to even legitimate charities! Just horrible!

  • Lisa

    They need too put her under the jail!! That is a horrible too do stealing money from people who have CANCER!!!

  • carolyn nance

    The court should look at this way. That 68,000 she embezzled for every dollar embezzled should count as 1 lif e she took. As a person who gives to the cancer society and as a family who has cancer. These people are fighting for their lives. And this woman thinks that she deserves to live a frivolous lifestyle,and used it to change her appearance. To me she shot the gun who killed 68000 people.

  • john

    you need to ask yourself this question how did she get the money in the first place. the money and checkes go to the asc office. Now the big question who sent them to her?????????? as a employee of the american cancer society i know the way money is handled, and someone from The asc office sent it to her.. this is not a normal way the money is accounted for… so the thief is in the home office… she was doing what she was told by the higher ups…..

  • Guestg

    The American Cancer Society funds pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the drugs/chemicals that CAUSE cancer! Breast Cancer “Awareness” Month was started by AstraZeneca, who make chemotherapy drugs! There’s no money to be made in CURING cancer, only in making people “aware”!

    There are better charities out there that either directly help cancer patients or work at finding an actual cure or prevention.

    No surprise that one of their own employees steals money from people that are well-meaning.

  • Tammy

    Carma is a bitch,I hope she gets what she deserves


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