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Convicted armed robber accused of fraud

A convicted armed robber has allegedly transitioned to white collar crime.

Prosecutors say Brent McPhee, 32, of South Beach, bought $20,000 in building and paint supplies with fraudulent J S Johnson Insurance cheques.

McPhee is accused of getting $10,097.46 in goods from City Lumber; $5,120 in building supplies from JBR, $2,016 in paint from the Paint Place Bilney Lane, $4,032 in goods from the Paint Place Sandy Port and ductless AC units worth $2,396 from the AC Depot.

McPhee denied charges of fraud by false pretenses and conspiracy to commit fraud by false pretenses at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.

Prosecutors objected to bail for McPhee, who was jailed for five years as part of a plea deal for an armed robbery spree.

The magistrate has deferred a decision on bail to January 4.

McPhee has been remanded until then.

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