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Police: Woman sells stolen phone at automated kiosk in Union Station

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(KMOV.com) – A St. Louis woman faces charges after police say she tried to sell a phone stolen from Lambert Airport at an automated kiosk.

Cora Nichols, 20, was charged Dec. 6 with receiving stolen property, a felony.

According to court documents, a man on Nov. 5 reported to police on he couldn’t find his phone he’d left inside the bathroom at Lambert Airport.

Police traced the phone to an address in Pagedale, and detectives later determined Nichols sold it at an automated kiosk in Union Station.

Authorities say Nichols told officers her boyfriend had given her the phone, which was initially obtained through a third party.

Police say when Nichols was asked whether she knew the phone was stolen, she said “ain’t no one gonna give up an iPhone for free.”

The incident is the latest in a rash of thefts involving EcoATM automated kiosks in the St. Louis area. The kiosks, which are at 12 locations in the area, pay up to $200 for a used phone.

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