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Two arrested in theft case
Elaine F. Dishroom

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is crediting the use of social media for helping crack a recent theft case.

According to the sheriff’s office, two local women wanted for taking and using another person’s credit card turned themselves in Monday at the agency’s south precinct.

Khrista M. Simonds, 21, of 1220 Canton Highway and Elaine F. Dishroom, 47, of 1905 Canton Highway have been both charged with one count each of theft and financial transaction card fraud.

Simonds was released from the Forsyth County Detention Center later Monday after posting an $11,220 bond. Dishroom was released Tuesday night on the same bond amount.

The charges stem from the April 1 theft of a credit card. A Forsyth County woman reported her missing card had then been used to complete several fraudulent transactions at local retailers.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton, investigators used video footage from one of the stores to create photos and post them on the agency’s social media accounts.

“In less than 12 hours after the posting, we had received multiple tips from the community and had identified the suspects,” Paxton said.

The suspects, alerted to their photos, turned themselves in before investigators were able to contact them.