Mon August 19, 2013
Delaware Treasurer Accepts Resignation of Erika Benner
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.