Democrat Chip Flowers, our current State Treasurer, has yet to fire Erika Brenner for her admitted misuse of State credit cards. The you know what hit the fan, when it was discovered, that Brenner spent over the top money in a tax payer paid trip to Alaska. The trip was supposed to be for a conference. Brenner managed to stay 300 miles away in a resort known for great views of the Alaskan wilderness and closed mouths. However, eventually the paper trail led to her. A suspicious mind might assume that, Erika Brenner got preferential from Democrat Chip Flowers. Ms. Brenner is an attractive young woman. Why one needs a Deputy Treasurer at a conference, when the State Treasurer is already attending, is a head scratcher. As the Deputy, should she not be back home in Dover minding the store? Maybe, she is not that important in the key functions of the Office. Now Ms. Brenner was hired, according to the Treasurers office, because of her years of budget experience. With all of that Budget Experience should she not have known what expenses could and could not be charged on a State Credit Card? From Today’s News Journal: Delaware’s deputy treasurer, who resigned her post earlier this year after admitting she used her state credit card for personal expenses, remains on the state payroll after completing a medical leave as officials investigate whether she should be placed in another government job. Erika Benner, who reimbursed taxpayers $3,412 for state travel that included trips with Treasurer Chip Flowers, is seeking a new state position. But her actions as deputy treasurer remain under review by the state’s Office of Management and Budget, director Anne Visalli said Now MS. Brenner is still collecting her $98,000 per year salary for a job that she has not shown up for, for months. Keep in mind that, during this time, she is still collecting additional sick days and vacation days. Now, it is being reported that Ms. Brenner is seeking another position in State Government. She now wants to go to a Merit system job. Personally, I believe that she should be prosecuted for theft and fraud. But, if one wants to make the argument that she should get a Merit system job, there are two positions where she has acknowledged Merit: Horizontal and Prone.