CHICAGO (CBS) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Western Michigan mom who took her daughter’s iPhone after she got in trouble at school. It was a punishment that turned into an alleged crime for Jodie May of Grandville.

“I was just being a mom, a concerned parent and disciplining my daughter,” May told WOOD-TV.

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The punishment in April led to theft charges, after May’s ex-husband complained to authorities that he owned the phone.  She was arrested in May faced a misdemeanor charge of larceny.

Just before a bench trial on Tuesday, prosecutors learned that the phone was owned by the daughter.

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As a result, prosecutors requested that the charges be dismissed.

Grandville is located northwest of Holland, Mich., about 170 miles from Chicago.

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