Delaware deputy treasurer resigns after credit card misuse

Monday, August 19, 2013
Action News Online

Delaware's state treasurer has accepted the resignation of his top deputy following her repeated unauthorized use of a state credit card.

Treasurer Chip Flowers said Monday that he has accepted Erika Benner's request to be removed from her position as deputy state treasurer.

The News-Journal of Wilmington reported over the weekend that Benner had racked up thousands of dollars in personal expenses on her state-issued credit card, including more than $1,000 for football tickets and private car service to a New England Patriots game.

Officials say Benner ultimately reimbursed the state for all charges.

Benner said in a letter to Flowers on Monday that she accepted full responsibility, and she apologized for decisions she made during what she said was a very difficult time in her life.

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