Crime

Woman who stole from Big Brothers Big Sisters pleads guilty in drug case

A woman who admitted stealing more than $430,000 from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass has pleaded guilty in a separate drug case.

Bendrea Wilson, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to distribute oxycodone pain pills between July 2010 and September 2011. Her plea agreement lists three dates she took pills to Knott County.

The maximum penalty on the charge is 20 years in prison, but sentences are typically below the maximum under plea deals. Wilson is to be sentenced in April.

The plea document said she conspired with Angela Wilson and Demetrius Davis. They have not been charged.

Bendrea Wilson and Davis were both charged in a separate case in Fayette County involving Big Brothers Big Sisters, where Wilson had been office manager.

She admitted writing checks from the organization in 2008 and 2009 — before the period in the drug case — to Davis and others for work they didn't really do. The third parties cashed the checks and Wilson kept much of the money, according to court records.

Wilson was sentenced to four years in prison in that case; Davis, to 32 months.

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