Deputy State Treasurer quits in credit card controversy
By Peter MacArthur

Updated Monday, August 19, 2013 - 8:53pm

A development in the story of the Delaware deputy state treasurer accused of racking up thousands of dollars in personal expenses on her state-issued credit card.

"Erika Benner has, in fact, requested to be removed as deputy state treasurer and from the service of the Delaware State Treasurer and I've accepted that because she understands that this cannot be condoned in this office so I want to let the people know she will not be here at the treasury, she has been removed."

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State Treasurer Chip Flowers made the announcement on the Al Mascitti Show on WDEL Monday.

Benner 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.

Flowers is calling for a review of state issued credit cards to make sure there are no other cases where the cards are being abused by those to whom they're issued.



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