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    A man from Kalamazoo, Michigan is on his way to jail for allegedly defrauding Apple out of an estimated 9,000 iPods.

    What did he do?

    The twenty-three-year-old man, who plead guilty to mail fraud earlier this year, devised a way to obtain the serial numbers of iPod shuffles still under warranty.

    By pretending to be an irate Apple customer with a malfunctioning unit that warrants a free replacement, the brazen criminal obtained more than 9,000 iPods and then sold them at a discount for profit.

    A federal judge sentenced the man to 13 months in prison. He also has to pay nearly $650,000 in restitution to Apple.

    A defense lawyer on the case was quoted saying that the court "showed leniency" with that punishment.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple picker goes to prison started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      lol, I remember this from a while back. Poor fool xD
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      Holly crap!! 9000???
      does that mean he made up 9000 names and last names and walked into the apple store to get a new one?? LOL j/k
    1. daching's Avatar
      daching -
      Wow, what an idiot.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Haha, I think he is pretty clever. Too bad he got caught
    1. GregTheWang's Avatar
      GregTheWang -
      lol owned.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Wow. 9k?
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      lol oh wow
    1. jerrykid323's Avatar
      jerrykid323 -
      Holy crap , not 50, 100, or even 1000, 9000 iPods greedy bastard.
    1. lom51's Avatar
      lom51 -
      i like it how your all commenting on the amount of ipods he nabbed, insted of the $650k he owes apple, he's gona be paying that the rest of his life
    1. Nukie's Avatar
      Nukie -
      You would think that after the first 1,000 or so, Apple would have caught on. Doh!
    1. malekebraheem's Avatar
      malekebraheem -
      if he hadn't got caught, he would've gone up to 9,000,000... terrific...
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
    1. meep's Avatar
      meep -
      it's over 9000!!!
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I know is wrong. 9000 ipod, That's amazing.
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      Quote Originally Posted by meep View Post
      it's over 9000!!!
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      Old news. Maybe you should have posted about the G5 Mac child porn :-P
    1. redmagic's Avatar
      redmagic -
      Omg !!!
      How can he do that ????
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      ouch!!!!... 9000, wat a idiot !!!!
    1. kagehoshi's Avatar
      kagehoshi -
      $650k, that's nothing. If you divide it by the number of iPods he has stolen, that's only around $72 per iPod. Basically, he was just asked to reimburse the exact retail price of all the iPods he's stolen. Thus why the article says the court "showed leniency".
    1. aekhamsouk's Avatar
      aekhamsouk -
      Quote Originally Posted by D to the M View Post
      i think it takes more than a moron to scam apple out of 9000 ipods...