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Silver Springs woman nabbed after victim traces stolen iPhone to her house

Christina Marie Welch

A Silver Springs woman found herself behind bars on Monday after a man claimed his $1,000 iPhone was stolen from an internet café.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to the business, located at 2490 SE 58th Ave. in Ocala, and when he arrived, the victim said he had watched video surveillance footage from inside the internet café that showed a woman, later identified as 30-year-old Christina

Marie Welch, pass by him. But he said the video didn’t show her take his phone.
The man said he then used the My iPhone app and saw that his phone had been turned on in the 1200 block of SE 163rd Avenue. He said he went to the address, 1217 SE 163rd Ave., where the phone was supposedly located and saw Welch, a sheriff’s office report states.

Sheriff’s deputies and the victim then went to Welch’s residence. He asked for his stolen phone and Welch returned it, the report says.

Welch was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with larceny/grand theft. She was being held on $2,000 bond and is due in court Oct. 22 at 9 a.m.

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