A Salt Lake woman has been charged with trying to steal jewelry from a pawn shop by swallowing the merchandise.

On May 27, the 41-year-old tried to steal two gold and diamond bracelets from Hy & Mike's Pawn, 505 S. Redwood, by swallowing the jewelry, according to charges filed Tuesday in 3rd District Court.

The woman faces one count of retail theft, a third-degree felony. The 14-karat gold bracelets were worth about $2,000, according to the charges.