Other Facebook users alerted police to the suspicious photos

By Associated Press
July 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.

WSIL-TV reports that police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, of West Frankfort, earlier this month on misdemeanor retail theft charges. She’s free on her own recognizance.

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Authorities say a distinctive leopard-print dress was among the items stolen July 11 from Mortie’s Boutique in West Frankfort.

The store’s co-owner, Kert Williams, says he posted about the stolen items on Facebook and that people who saw Williams’s photo post and those of Saxton made the connection and helped police.

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