Corruption

Resignation, But No Prosecution, for Delaware Official Who Abused State Credit Cards

You and I might not get off so easy

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State Deputy Treasurer Erika Benner resigned her job today after revelations that she improperly used a state credit card for personal expenses, including charging more than $1,000 for football tickets and a private car service to attend a New England Patriots game.

"I take full responsibility and apologize for the decisions I made during a very difficult time in my life and am grateful for the support you and your team provided me," Benner wrote in a letter to State Treasurer Chip Flowers. "I do not wish to serve as a distraction to the integral work of the Treasury and the accomplishments of your administration in fighting for the principles that inspired me to public service – excellence, honor and ideas that can improve the lives of people."