WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We told you yesterday about Boiling Spring Lakes firing its police chief. Today, we uncovered a lawsuit filed by Mayor Richard White.
White filed the suit for almost $30,000 against a Wilmington woman back in March. Now the mayor is waiting to find out if he’ll get his money back.
In the lawsuit, White says a woman he met while teaching a shooting class sought him out for help after the course was done.
We’re going to protect her identity for now, because White says she said her husband assaulted their son and she needed White’s help to handle the situation.
The suit says later, the woman asked for financial help as well to pay for a hotel stay and legal fees for her and her son totaling more than $6,500.
For collateral White says the woman let him keep some belongings at his home, including $35,000 worth of jewelry.
Afterwards, the suits says white gave her a credit card in her name with a $20,000 spending limit. White says the woman maxed out the cards and then she wanted the jewelry back.
According to a response from the woman, after a SBI investigation, White returned the jewelry to the woman to avoid being arrested. The response also says the woman paid white back for the initial loans in cash but didn’t get a receipt.
We called white. He said he did not want to talk about the lawsuit, and said he just wanted his money back.
The woman’s lawyer says White is just trying to get money and that the case is still in the discovery stage.