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Money taken from American Cancer Society reportedly spent towards frivolous lifestyle

Posted: Updated: Nov 17, 2013 11:35 AM
Wendy Perdue (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office) Wendy Perdue (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The trial for a former employee with the American Cancer Society accused of taking money from the organization has been continued.

Wendy Perdue, of Hampstead, was charged in October with ten counts of embezzlement from the ACS.

According to the Pender County Sheriff's Office, Wendy Perdue, from Hampstead, opened a personal account in Nov. of 2012 under the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life name, which the ACS never authorized.

Authorities say Perdue withdrew money from the ACS checking accounting for personal use, totaling $68,000. She is also accused of making donation deposits and withdrawals into and out of that account.

According to the Pender County Sheriff's Office, Perdue reportedly wrote checks to herself for both $15,000 and $5,000 from the account. She also reportedly wrote a check for $8,120 for Wilmington Plastic Surgery from the account.

Deputies say debit transactions from the account went to a Disney Resort, Radio City Music Hall, the House of Blues, a tanning salon, a nail salon among numerous other charges.

Perdue's case was continued until December 11.

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