Identification from Facebook leads to arrests
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is thanking Facebook followers, who identified two suspects in a financial fraud-related case. Xanthe Amanda Smith, 28, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges of financial fraud.
According to arrest warrants, Smith has been charged with four counts of financial transaction card fraud, four counts of financial identity fraud and 1 count of financial transaction card theft.
Arrest warrants have also been served in this case against Angela Hope Somogyi, 44, of Gaston. She’s facing six counts of financial transaction card fraud, six counts of financial identity fraud and three counts of financial transaction card theft.
The case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending.
The sheriff’s department published photos of the women making purchases at stores. The photos came from surveillance cameras. The photos were distributed via Facebook and viewers contacted investigators with information about the suspects.