The Whispering Pines Police Department announces the arrest of Terrance Herman Pringle, age 36, from a Harrisburg Road address in Charlotte, North Carolina; and a Kiara Ebony Shim, age 33, from a Yellow Oak Road address in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On September 13, 2017, the Whispering Pines Police Department received a report from Food Lion staff on Hwy 22 in Whispering Pines alleging an unidentified black female had fraudulently obtained a large sum of money in Western Union money orders. A suspect vehicle description was provided at the time of the report.
On October 4, 2017, Pringle and Shim returned to Food Lion where Shim attempted to obtain additional Western Union money orders. Senior Officer Christian McNeill with WPPD was off duty at the time and was inside the store during the incident and recognized Shim and the suspect vehicle from the previous incident. Both were apprehended on Hwy 22 while leaving the scene. It was discovered that Pringle had concealed a portion of his registration plate as to prevent someone from identifying his vehicle.
Pringle was charged with one count of felony obtain property by false pretense, one count of attempt to obtain property by false pretense, misdemeanor driving while license revoked, misdemeanor expired registration plate, and misdemeanor conceal registration plate.
Shim was charged with one count of felony obtain property by false pretense and one count of attempt to obtain property by false pretense.
Pringle and Shim were taken before a magistrate and each given a $50,000 secured bond and a court date has been set for October 24, 2017 in Moore County District Court.