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Benson student accused of swindling teachers

Posted November 19, 2008 11:00 p.m. EST

— A Benson teenager is accused of swindling her teachers.

Ashley Messer, 17, faces 13 counts of obtaining property under false pretenses.

Police say the former South Johnston High School student sold 16 tickets for chicken dinners to teachers as part of a fake fund-raising scheme.

Messer was being held in the Johnston County jail Wednesday evening on $250,000 bond.