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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.

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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

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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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Make-A-Wish Kids Are Awesome

The Iowa Make-A-Wish had trouble when they discovered their CEO was embezzling, but just as with all Make-A-Wishes, the main mission never stopped. So to remind us of the good of kids and wishes being granted, please, enjoy all these cool pictures of kids and their wishes.

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