Woman Charged with Swallowing Bracelets

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Salt Lake City (AP) Police say a Woman stole two 14-karat gold bracelets by swallowing them.

An employee at Hy & Mike's Pawn and Bail Bonds told police he saw the woman put the bracelets in her mouth may 27. Court documents say Salt Lake City investigators confirmed it by watching the surveillance video.

The bracelets, valued around $2,000, have been recovered. Police spokesman Jeff Bedard says he doesn't know just how the jewelry was collected.

Norma Porchas, 41, is charged with retail theft. She has an unlisted phone number and could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Porchas is scheduled to appear in court June 19.

And the bracelets? They're back on display at the pawn shop.