Cellphone thief who taunted owner with selfies returns phone

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DENVER -- The phone thief who was taunting her victim online, apparently had a change of heart. Police say the stolen phone was returned Friday.

For most people, Facebook is a way to keep an eye on friends, but for the past week, a Denver woman has used the social media platform to track an alleged thief.

Rawley Bingham told Denver police her phone was stolen at a nightclub near 27th and Welton streets by a woman who went by the name "Lil Momma."

According to Bingham, she discovered on Monday several photos taken by the suspect had been synced with a Facebook account without the suspect realizing it had happened.

"It's when it starts to get mean that I'm like stop," Bingham said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about the woman whose selfie photo is going viral. Bingham has not reported the phone stolen to her cell carrier because she hopes to be able to convince the suspect to return the device.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is offering an award of up to $2,000 in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call (720) 913-7867.

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