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Teen arrested for trying to collect money illegally

Christopher Swart  (Source: New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office) Christopher Swart (Source: New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office)

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NEW HANOVER CO., NC (WECT) - New Hanover County sheriff's deputies arrested a teenager who they say was trying to collect money illegally.

They charged 17-year-old Christopher Swart with obtaining property by a false pretense and resisting an officer.

Residents of King's Grant called authorities Tuesday night to say someone was going door-to-door collecting money for a fire department.

Deputies say Swart later said he was not associated with the department.

He is out of jail on bond.

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