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Fourth suspect in custody for allegedly bilking veteran


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A fourth suspect is in jail accused with ripping off a disabled veteran in Brunswick County.

Pamela Springer, 45, was booked into the Brunswick County Jail under $100,000 secured bond, according to the jail's website. She's charged with felony conspiracy.

Investigators say Springer and four other women took about $260,000 from a disabled veteran one of them was working for as an in-home caregiver. Detectives say they used the money to pay off bills for customers of a a debt consolidation/bill pay service business.

Three of the women, Monica Machelle Frazier, Maria Shaw Sloan, Velda Denise Barnhill, turned themselves in to New Hanover County earlier this week. Detectives are still looking for Lisa Veronica McGee McLain, who they say is the ringleader of the operation. She worked for the victim, and investigators say she stole his personal information allowing them to rip him off.

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