WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Police say a North Carolina man accused of scamming mobile phone stores by posing as a pastor has turned himself in. 

Wilmington police told local media outlets that 47-year-old James Terry claimed he was a church pastor and obtained cell phones by charging them to a business account that later declined payment. 

A police spokeswoman says Terry is suspected of running his scam in other locations. He is charged with possession of stolen goods.

Terry's status couldn't be determined on Monday.