Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Kids
How do you know you've crossed the line into sketchy behavior? When you steal money meant to support sick children and their parents. And that's just what Make-A-Wish Iowa's former CEO pleaded guilty to last week Tuesday.
She Stole From Kids Fighting for Their Lives
Jennifer Woodley admitted she embezzled almost $41,000 by making charges on a foundation credit card. She also gave herself a bonus, salary increases (all three unauthorized), and wrote up false records to cover her theft.
According to court records, Woodley's guilty plea includes these felonies: two counts of first-degree theft and one count of fraudulent practices. The state in return will recommend fines, restitution, and five years probation. A sentencing hearing is set for July 20th, no word on the restitution that'll be expected.
Information for this story from court records and The Des Moines Register
Unfamiliar with Make-A-Wish?
Make-A-Wish® is the nation’s largest wish-granting organization. It has fulfilled the wishes of more than 315,000 children in the United States and its territories since 1980. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish serves every community in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico through its 60 chapters. (source)
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