iPhone Stolen From Police Officer Inside Station: Report

12/12/2011 03:23 pm ET

A Chicago custodian was charged Friday with stealing a city police officer's iPhone while inside the police station where she worked.

Epifania Bahena, 35, allegedly stole the iPhone around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The officer last saw the phone on a bench in a station locker room, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The phone was then tracked by the officer through its GPS system, recovered and Bahena was charged with misdemeanor theft, Fox Chicago reports.

Bahena originally said she knew nothing about the stolen phone, but later admitted that she had found it but had planned on bringing it to her supervisor's attention the following day, the Tribune reports.

She is due in court Dec. 28.