Delfina Gutierrez, 46, was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of extortion and drug possession.
The victim told deputies she lost her cell phone at a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Adelanto. When she called and sent text messages to her phone to see if someone had it, Gutierrez responded and said she would only return the phone for $100 in cash, sheriff's officials said.
The victim made arrangements to meet Gutierrez at a gas station on Mall Boulevard in Victorville. Deputies waited at the location and arrested the suspect when she arrived.
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