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12:37 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Delaware Treasurer Accepts Resignation of Erika Benner

Delaware Treasurer Chip Flowers
Delaware Treasurer Chip Flowers
Credit treasury.delaware.com

DOVER, Del. (AP) - 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.