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SC couple used Facebook to burglarize friends' houses

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:28 PM
Last updated Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:09 AM
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ANDERSON, S.C. — Investigators say a woman and a man broke into the homes of her Facebook friends after finding out they were out of town by their posts on the social networking site.

Deputies say 39-year-old Candace Landreth and 44-year-old Robert Landreth Jr. burglarized several Anderson County homes over the past two months.

Investigators say they turned the tables on the pair, arresting them after they were identified in surveillance photos the sheriff's office posted on Facebook selling stolen merchandise at a Greenville video game store.

Both suspects are being held at the Anderson County jail. It wasn't clear if they had attorneys or if they they were related to one another.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/21/12 - 05:14 am
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Every law enforcement agency

Every law enforcement agency in the nation recommends staying anonymous on the internet because of things just like this.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/21/12 - 05:51 am
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Too much info.

Too much info on facebook....I seldom use it anymore......sorry folks......if ya waiting for a friending ......I'm not there...

stillamazed
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stillamazed 06/21/12 - 08:18 am
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I recently cleaned up my

I recently cleaned up my friends list and only left close friends and family members. People get friend request from people they barely know and add them just to see the number of friends go higher. I probably get request from 4 or 5 people a week that I don't know from Adam.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 06/21/12 - 08:52 am
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This is exactly why I never

This is exactly why I never understood why people feel the need to "check in" at all these places via Facebook, or post pictures of their vacations WHILE they're on vacation. It's like advertising that your home and all your valuables are unattended.

Related note: How many of you have HOME programmed into your GPS? If you do, delete it and give it another less obvious name. Someone breaks into your car and gets your GPS they've got a direct ticket to your house where you obviously aren't because your car isn't there.

David Parker
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David Parker 06/21/12 - 09:09 am
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The PoPo should be creating

The PoPo should be creating phantom friends and strategically befriending certain folks that are too slick for conventional means. I don't know if a good Def Attn can claim "Entrapment" though.

KNECKBONE
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KNECKBONE 06/21/12 - 09:17 am
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FACEBOOK

TOO MANY PREVERTS AND FREAKS ON THE COMPUTER.WANT TO SEE WEIRDOS GO ON STICKAM.I HAVE NO PICS ETC ON FACEBOOK AND USE A FAKE NAME EXCEPT SEPARTE ONE FOR PEOPLE I ACTUALLY KNOW .FACEBOOK IS OK TO JUST FOOL AROUND WHEN NOTHING ON TV HA HA

fftaz71
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fftaz71 06/21/12 - 11:23 am
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annonymous

Bdouglas...we program the closest police or fire station to us as home! All we need is to get into the general area...:-)
As for facebook, I keep a vigil on my privacy settings and only my friends can find me. Ive had people look for my name out of the blue and they cant find my page...which is just how I want it. It may sound wierd, but every so often I google my name...just to see what I find online. So far no surprises.

cheapster505
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cheapster505 06/21/12 - 04:38 pm
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facebook

I;m Just waiting on A friend"

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