Pastor faces new charges

After being indicted in conjunction with an auto theft ring last month, the Rev. Tory Fields has been hit with four more counts, The Post and Courier reports: two each of possession of a stolen vehicle and getting money under false pretenses.

You might remember the original story on Fields from just a couple of weeks ago, in which he was accused by authorities of being the ringleader of a fairly large-scale operation that spanned multiple states. These new charges are related to the same case; it's just that two more victims came forward. In total, police are saying the ring involved more than 40 cars and $1 million.

From The Post and Courier:

The latest affidavits accuse him of selling a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup stolen from a Charlotte Dodge dealership and a 2007 Dodge Magnum stolen from a Savannah Dodge dealership. In each case the stolen vehicle's origin was disguised with a title from a similar salvaged vehicle, according to affidavits.

As previously, Fields says he's innocent and is out on bail. But what I want to know is, did they ever find the 30-something blonde woman? Who was that mysterious figure? (It's probably not nearly as detective novel-esque as I imagine ... Too bad ...)

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