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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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2016 years 2 months ago

As the care giver of a loved one with cancer l go to bed each night and thank God for this day. I wake up every morning and ask Him for one more day. My love has had 4 extra years, 1460 extra days, 35,040 extra hours, 2,102,400 extra minutes of precious time with us by the grace of God, Duke Hospital and the research advancements in cancer treatment. Nine years ago at diagnosis there was no solid treatment for his kind of cancer. There is now. This case has put a bad taste in every ones mouth and will… Read more »

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2016 years 2 months ago

the best place is keep your money in your pocket

2016 years 2 months ago

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

2016 years 2 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!

2016 years 2 months ago

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

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