Woman charged with posing as cheerleader for donations

Andrea Nichole Spencer (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Andrea Nichole Spencer (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

Myrtle Beach, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A woman posing as a Coastal Carolina University cheerleader was arrested recently for allegedly going door-to-door soliciting money she claimed would be used to purchase uniforms, according to university officials.

The university's Department of Public Safety charged Andrea Nichole Spencer, 24, of Myrtle Beach, with obtaining property under false pretenses. Spencer is neither a cheerleader nor a CCU student.

"CCU cheerleaders never solicit money door-to-door," said CCU Chief of Police David Roper. "Anyone who has given money to the individual in question should contact us. We take these kinds of crimes very seriously."

Spencer was booked into J. Reuben Long on June 1 on charges of grand larceny (over $1,000 but less than $5,000), obtaining signature or property under false pretenses ($1,000 or less) and giving false information to law enforcement, according to jail records.

According to jail records, Spencer was charged with similar crimes twice in May 2010.

Anyone with information is urged to call investigators at 843-349-2177.

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