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    Default Apple picker goes to prison


    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.
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    lol, I remember this from a while back. Poor fool xD
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    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

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    Wow, what an idiot.

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    Haha, I think he is pretty clever. Too bad he got caught
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    lol owned.

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    Wow. 9k?

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    Holy crap , not 50, 100, or even 1000, 9000 iPods greedy bastard.

    NO MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID!!

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    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

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    You would think that after the first 1,000 or so, Apple would have caught on. Doh!

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    if he hadn't got caught, he would've gone up to 9,000,000... terrific...

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    it's over 9000!!!

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    I know is wrong. 9000 ipod, That's amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meep View Post
    it's over 9000!!!

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    Old news. Maybe you should have posted about the G5 Mac child porn :-P

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    Omg !!!
    How can he do that ????

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    ouch!!!!... 9000, wat a idiot !!!!


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    $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".

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