Former employee of American Cancer Society pleads guilty to embezzlement charges
PENDER COUNTY, N.C. — A former employee with the American Cancer Society accused of taking money from the organization pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges in court Wednesday morning.
According to WECT, Wendy Perdue, 42, of Hampstead, was charged in October with ten counts of embezzlement from the ACS.
As part of the deal, Perdue pleaded guilty to three of those counts.
Authorities say Perdue withdrew money from the ACS checking accounting for personal use, totaling $68,000.
It was reported that Perdue wrote a check for $8,120 for Wilmington Plastic Surgery from the account.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, a plea offer was extended in an effort to resolve the case and restore the money to the ACS.
Perdue will spend the next 25 days in jail and will have to pay restitution of $68,033.21.
She will be on probation after she completes her jail time.