The last of five people charged with illegally collecting mail-in ballots in North Carolina’s undecided congressional election has turned herself in.

State criminal investigators say Rebecca D. Thompson presented herself to authorities late Thursday, a week after being charged. Bladen County sheriff’s deputies said Friday she wasn’t booked into jail. Thompson’s published phone numbers weren’t working Friday.

Thompson and four others – including political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless – were charged with illegal ballot handling and conspiracy involving elections in the 9th congressional district in 2016 and May 2018.

This booking photo released Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 by the Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, shows Leslie McCrae Dowless, who was arrested Wednesday and charged with illegal ballot handling and obstruction of justice in the 2016 general election and 2018 primary. (Wake City-County Bureau of Identification via AP)
This booking photo released Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 by the Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, shows Leslie McCrae Dowless, who was arrested Wednesday and charged with illegal ballot handling and obstruction of justice in the 2016 general election and 2018 primary. (Wake City-County Bureau of Identification via AP)

Witnesses say ahead of November’s election Dowless’ workers illegally collected other people’s absentee ballots, forged signatures and filled in votes for local candidates. That’s illegal in North Carolina law for anyone other than the voter or a close relative to do.

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)
FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th congressional race, makes a statement before the state board of elections calling for a new election during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)
FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 9th congressional race, makes a statement before the state board of elections calling for a new election during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)
FILE - In this May 8, 2018 file photo Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready smiles as he speaks with U. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
FILE – In this May 8, 2018 file photo Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready smiles as he speaks with U. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, fights back tears at the conclusion of his son John Harris's testimony during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional race, fights back tears at the conclusion of his son John Harris’s testimony during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

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