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Former Make-A-Wish Executive Jailed In Iowa; Used Her Position To Bilk Charity

FILE - This Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa ,shows Jennifer Woodley. The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children and their families. Woodley admitted in a written guilty plea last week that she made unauthorized charges on a foundation credit card, gave herself an unapproved bonus and salary increases and made false entries into foundation records related to those expenses. (Polk County Jail via AP File)
FILE - This Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa ,shows Jennifer Woodley. The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children and their families. Woodley admitted in a written guilty plea last week that she made unauthorized charges on a foundation credit card, gave herself an unapproved bonus and salary increases and made false entries into foundation records related to those expenses. (Polk County Jail via AP File)

Jennifer Woodley is the former CEO of the Iowa Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

She’s currently residing at the Polk County Jail in Des Moines.

Woodley has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports terminally ill children by granting them their final wish.

Woodley made a written guilty plea in early June 2021,  confessing she made unauthorized charges on a Make -A-Wish Foundation credit card, gave herself an unapproved bonus and salary increases, and made false entries into foundation records related to those expenses in an effort to cover it all up.

 

FILE – This Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa ,shows Jennifer Woodley. The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children and their families. Woodley admitted in a written guilty plea last week that she made unauthorized charges on a foundation credit card, gave herself an unapproved bonus and salary increases and made false entries into foundation records related to those expenses. (Polk County Jail via AP File)  June 7th 2021

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