CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Action 9 investigator Jason Stoogenke was met with explicit language and gestures when he confronted a woman who admitted to being a part of a debt collection scheme.
Miranda Bailey pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in a $3 million debt collection scheme.
Prosecutors said she was part of a debt collection company called RJ Financial. They said the company coerced people to pay money, and in some cases the victims had to pay for debts they didn’t owe.
Workers are accused of posing as law enforcement and used intimidation, threats, lies and harassment to pay a combined $3 million over almost two years.
Stoogenke tried to ask Bailey if she had any comments for the victims following the guilty plea, but a friend with Bailey blocked Channel 9’s camera and showed obscene gestures as they walked away.
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