Hurricane Florence fraud suspect nabbed in Las Vegas

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC (WITN) - A man who is accused of bilking Hurricane Florence victims is back in Eastern Carolina to face charges.

Pine Knoll Shores police say that Jeromy Thomas was arrested by Las Vegas police and is now in the Carteret County jail.

Thomas is charged with 16 counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of failure to work after being paid.

Police say the victims were storm victims in Pine Knoll Shores and Beaufort.

Thomas was very forthcoming, according to police, and told officers that he would cooperate with their investigation.

The man was jailed on a $55,000 bond.