Rowan County pair charged with identity theft turn themselves in

Published 1:46 pm Tuesday, January 29, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

A day after the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office asked the public for help to identify two people charged with stealing a debit card and making multiple purchases in the Salisbury area, the couple turned themselves in, officials said Tuesday.

On Friday, detectives received a phone call about the identity of the couple.

Heath Michael Goodrich, 39, and Ashley Dione Goodrich, 37, of the 100 block of West Spencer Street, East Spencer, were each charged with one count of felony financial card fraud, 10 counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses and 10 counts of felony identity theft.

The victim told authorities she didn’t know her debit card was missing until she noticed charges over a three-month period. Although most of the purchases were made in Salisbury, the city Police Department told the victim she needed to contact the Sheriff’s Office about purchases made at the Webb Road Flea Market.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, the Goodriches bought items at Lowe’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and several area Food Lion stores.

Rowan authorities received calls from people who knew the couple.

The Goodriches went to the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office on Friday to turn themselves in to authorities. Both remain in the Rowan County jail under a $20,000 secured bond each.