Coast Guard search for woman who faked disappearance cost $42K

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —

The US Coast Guard said the search for the woman who faked her disappearance in North Myrtle Beach cost $42,465.
 
North Myrtle Beach Public Safety officials announced Wednesday that they had determined Amy Arrington did not drown in the ocean.
 
Officials said Arrington conspired with her husband, Paul David Arrington, for her to disappear to avoid having to appear in court in Charlotte to answer to charges filed against her.

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The US Coast Guard said a boat and helicopter were used in the search, plus Coast Guard personnel.
 
The city’s cost of the search has not been finalized, but officials said it may fall between $4,000 and $5,000 for personnel expenses.
 
Horry County and South Carolina DNR have not provided their cost estimates yet.
 

Amy Arrington turned herself in to Charlotte authorities Thursday. According to the Mecklenburg County Jail website, Arrington is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Her bond was set at $500,000.

RAW VIDEO: Husband who conspired with wife in her disappearance talks to Channel 9

Paul Arrington spoke exclusively to Channel 9 Thursday before he left Gastonia to turn himself in to police in North Myrtle Beach. He is in custody after turning himself in Thursday.

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