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The Elkin Police Department charged a suspect who was allegedly involved in a coordinated scheme to siphon money from a victims bank account.


According to Chief Monroe Wagoner, the Elkin Police Department received a complaint that a person living in Elkin was part of a scam which involved taking the credit card account of the victim.


“The suspect would then max out the victims account, purchasing various items, selling those items then sending the money overseas,” said Wagoner.


Officers with the Elkin Police Department executed a search warrant at 109 Lauren Drive in Elkin and seized various items including computers and receipts.


Teresa Swaim Edmonds, 53, Elkin was charged with identity theft and is currently in Surry County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.


“Investigation in this case is continuing and other possible victims are trying to be located,” said Wagoner.


Reach Anthony Gonzalez at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @newsgonz


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