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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A former American Cancer Society worker is spending her first night in jail after admitting she stole nearly $70,000 from the charity.

Prosecutors call Wendy Anderson Perdue’s crime one of opportunity. They also said it is “unforgivable.”

Perdue will spend the holidays behind bars. A judge sentenced her to 25 days in jail before going on supervised probation.

Perdue pleaded guilty to three of 10 charges that she stole $68,033.21 from the American Cancer Society. As part of her plea agreement, the state dropped several charges against Perdue.

Prosecutors say Perdue opened a fraudulent personal checking account in the name of the American Cancer Society. The 42-year-old admitted spending $8,100 at Wilmington Plastic Surgery, withdrawing cash and taking extravagant trips to places like Disney over a period of 10 months.

After delivering her sentence, Judge Russel Davis told perdue she’ll have to “deal with shame and remorse.” He wished her luck before she left for jail.

During today’s hearing, the judge pointed out that Perdue turned to relatives to raise the money to pay back what she stole from the American Cancer Society.

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26 Comments on "Former American Cancer Society worker gets jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement"

2015 years 9 months ago

Steal $70,000, Judge Russel Davis sets jail for 25 days. Am I missing something here??

2015 years 9 months ago

This is what happens when “Greed is GOOD” is put into practice. It’s all about ME! To hell with the “little people”!

Reaganomics, baby! Let’s get her a well- paid government job with state government, Gov. McCrory!

2015 years 9 months ago

I thought that Ben David was supposed to be tough on crime. These plea deals are a joke.

2015 years 9 months ago

Just caught briefly a story of a man who embezzeled approx. $50,000 from the Boy Scouts of America and he got 10 years.???

wilm tax payer
2015 years 9 months ago

the best place is keep your money in your pocket


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