Thief steals cell phone, then posts selfies on victim’s Facebook page

O’FALLON, Ill. — Alicia Warren and Sandy Barbee are upset over the loss of a cell phone, and it’s all linked to a picture posted on Facebook.

According to KTVI, Barbee was shopping for work supplies at an a Sam’s Club Tuesday night when she went to the bathroom, washed her hands and discovered her iPhone 5 was missing. Barbee did everything possible to find her phone including asking employees at the store for help.

Hours later, a selfie of an unknown woman showed up on Sandy`s Facebook page along with a vulgar post.

“She`s posting pictures on my Facebook page where my friends are,”  said Barbee.

The post was so outrageous, Barbee’s daughter, Alicia Warren, shared it with hundreds of people online hoping to identify the woman.

“Why would you post your picture else’s Facebook page? If you steal someone`s phone and take some pictures of yourself, we now we know who you are and what you look like,” said Warren.

The family also called the phone to try to recover it and got a wild response.

“They answered the phone, a girl used four letter words and said if you want your phone you better give me money,” said Barbee.

Now O`Fallon police are investigating the case and want to know who took the picture and why.

“Without my phone, I am lost because that`s my only phone. I don`t have a house phone. It`s for my business. They have a lot of nerve to do this. They should’ve returned it. I would’ve been thankful,” Barbee said.

KTVI reports the phone has been returned.

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