‘Find my iPhone’ app solves Aspen theft case

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Sedira Steinkirchner

Sedira Steinkirchner

ASPEN, Colo. — A Longmont woman was arrested on theft charges over the weekend in Aspen, and she has an iPhone app to blame for her capture.

According to the Aspen Daily News, police are saying Sedira Steinkirchner, 37, stole several items, including about $30,000 worth of jewelry, out of purses in O2 Aspen, a yoga studio in the mountain town.

The thief’s haul included one fateful iPhone.

The owner of the GPS-enabled device had installed a “Find My iPhone” application, which allows users to log onto a computer and track the location of the phone. The stolen device was tracked to Cooper Avenue and Mill Street, where police found Steinkirchner. She returned all of the items without protest.

Steinkirchner was arrested on charges of third degree felony theft and posted a $5,000 bond over the weekend.

Aspen police officer Rick Magnuson told the Daily News this isn’t the first time he’s used the “Find My iPhone” app to solve a theft.

“(The app) is highly accurate,” Magnuson said.