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While it's unclear exactly how rich Red Coat is on Pretty Little Liars, it seems fairly clear that the devious mastermind must have some significant amount of cash to her (or his) name, since being a crazy stalker doesn't come cheap. But where does that money come from? Recently, a fan asked showrunner Marlene King this very question, and we found her answer intriguing.

"What is the NET WORTH & INCOME of the leader of the A-Team, RED COAT?" wrote the fan. "Source of WEALTH?"

Marlene replied, "That answer might be a spoiler."

Interesting. Very interesting. We assume the source of Red Coat's wealth, however much it is, will be something linked to his/her identity.

As always, we can't help but wonder if this is a further clue that Red Coat really is Alison. After all, we know that Ali had piles of cash hidden away and was not above blackmailing people — who knows how much money she amassed over the years?

Who do you think Red Coat is? Where do you think s/he gets the money needed to keep up the operation? Sound off in the comments below!

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Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: @imarleneking

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.