Crime Blot: 12 Years of iPhone theft from Sprint, Fake Gun in iPhone Heist 2020, More

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In the latest Apple Crime Blotter release, there are more potential Apple related problems for Roger Stone, with an iPhone stolen from an African football star and later returned, and large Apple packages stolen by delivery drivers in Ireland.

Sometimes newer Camel A series that explores the world of crime related to Apple.

A man gets 12 years for his involvement in an iPhone theft ring

A Jamaican man living in New York, described as an “illegal immigrant,” was sentenced to 12 years in prison in late February for his role in a scheme to steal more than $1 million in iPhones.

according to PennLiveThe scheme involved stealing the identities of 390 individuals, opening Sprint accounts, and ordering iPhones. Many parcels were taken off balconies or otherwise intercepted, and phones were mainly exported out of the country.

The man pleaded guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft and was ordered to pay $705,803 in damages.

Roger Stone’s iPhone screen in documentary hints at January 6 issue

Back in 2018, political activist Roger Stone was indicted and later convicted on charges related to the Robert Mueller investigation. Evidence collected from his iCloud account was used against him.

Subsequently, President Donald Trump pardoned Stone, but he now faces more potential problems related to the January 6 Capitol riots — and his iPhone may play a role. Washington Post A team of documentary filmmakers were reported to have been following Stone’s activities before and during the January 6 riots, which included “candid off-camera conversations from a microphone he was wearing and views of his iPhone screen while messaging his partners on an encrypted app.”

Footage reviewed by the newspaper showed Stone communicating with members of the groups “who took part in the attack on the Capitol,” and the Jan. 6 commission sought to recall his phone records.

Meanwhile, according to national security journalist Marcy Wheeler, the private tutor is still undergoing a “privilege review” of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s devices, as well as his iCloud account. This coincides with the investigation of the Ministry of Justice.

Irish brothers accused of stealing iPhones, iPads and AirPods from their delivery routes

Irish sun Reports said the two men are accused of stealing 8,000 euros (about $8,767) worth of iPhones, iPads, AirPods and PlayStations. The brothers made “full confessions” to their crimes, and were fired by the delivery company.

Ex-store employee accused of taking Apple Watch, AirPods

After a Texas store employee was fired in February, police said he stole several Apple products from the store, as well as Pokemon cards.

according to Denton Chronicle record“The former employee caused a stir” after he was fired, then took away his Apple Watch, AirPods, Beats headphones, Pokemon cards, plus cash.

Suspects sought in Tennessee Apple store robbery

Police in Franklin, Tennessee, are searching for four suspects they say were robbed from an Apple Springs Galleria. WSMV He writes that two suspects distracted store employees while two others cut security cables and hid phones in their clothes.

Teen accused of stealing iPhone, pepper spray owner

Police say a 16-year-old not only stole an iPhone from a store in Stamford, Connecticut, but also punched and pepper-sprayed the owner. according to Stamford lawyerThe incident occurred in January and involved the iPhone 12.

The accused thief was arrested in Bridgeport Juvenile Court while attending an unrelated criminal case and charged with first degree theft.

A Ghana footballer’s iPhone was stolen while he was taking pictures with fans

Sulley Muntari, a Ghanaian veteran soccer star, had his iPhone stolen in February while posing for photos with fans after a match, but the phone was later recovered.

Ghanaian news outlet to throb Muntari says he was “attacked” by fans after the match between his club, Hearts of Oak, and rival Ashanti Kotoko. His iPhone was “picked up” in the process. GhanaWeb reported the next day that the phone had been found.

A fake gun was fired during a 2020 iPhone robbery in the UK

A man in the UK stole his iPhone in March 2020, while at the same time the attacker fired blanks near him from a “fake gun”. according to Nottingham Postthe man testified about the theft in court on March 10.

According to the victim’s testimony, the thief threatened to “cut him” and then fired with the dummy gun. The stolen iPhone was later found in the thief’s bathroom cabinet, with “cell location evidence” placed at the crime scene.

The thief was convicted and sentenced to five and a half years in prison.