A volunteer at the Leland Habitat for Humanity store in Leland is accused of breaking into the business and stealing a van.
According to Deanna Antonio, executive director of the Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, workers for the Village Road store noticed the van was missing as they reported to work around 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Antonio says she saw the van in Southport on Long Beach Road shortly before it was reported missing.
Investigators with Leland Police, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, and the Oak Island Police Department later located the stolen van Tuesday afternoon in Southport. Authorities say the van was in good condition at the time it was located.
Lt. Jeremy Humphries with the Leland PD, says 20-year-old Steven Lynn Spell, Jr., of Leland, was driving the van. He was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle and safecracking.
Investigators say Spell Jr., who was a volunteer for the Habitat store at the time of the incident, also stole $750 worth of cash, but they were unable to recover the money.
Spell Jr. was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $20,000 bond.
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