Woman recovers stolen phone after stranger accidentally posts selfie to Facebook

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Nicola Shelton has her phone returned after mystery selfie appears on her Facebook account Nicola Shelton was taken aback when she saw the selfie posted to her Facebook page (Picture: Facebook)

An iPhone that its owner thought was gone forever is back in her possession after a stranger accidentally posted a selfie to her Facebook.

Nicola Shelton, 33, had her bag taken while on holiday in Byron Bay – a popular tourist spot in New South Wales, Australia – losing her credit cards, wallet and iPhone.

But in a bizarre chance occurrence, the Melbourne woman ended up recovering the smartphone after its new owner took a selfie – and it was uploaded to her Facebook page.

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Believing the man in the photo to be the thief, she reposted the picture with the caption: ‘So this is the low life that stole my bag/iPhone and has decided to take a photo with my phone…

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