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Thread: Apple picker goes to prison
08-27-2009, 10:04 AM #1
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.
Last edited by Poseidon79; 08-27-2009 at 11:14 AM.
08-27-2009, 10:09 AM #2
lol, I remember this from a while back. Poor fool xD
08-27-2009, 10:14 AM #3
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
08-27-2009, 10:14 AM #4
Wow, what an idiot.
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08-27-2009, 11:03 AM #9
Holy crap , not 50, 100, or even 1000, 9000 iPods greedy bastard.
NO MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID!!
08-27-2009, 11:27 AM #10
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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
08-27-2009, 11:30 AM #11
You would think that after the first 1,000 or so, Apple would have caught on. Doh!
08-27-2009, 11:41 AM #12
if he hadn't got caught, he would've gone up to 9,000,000... terrific...
08-27-2009, 11:48 AM #13
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08-27-2009, 12:06 PM #15
I know is wrong. 9000 ipod, That's amazing.
08-27-2009, 12:07 PM #16
08-27-2009, 12:12 PM #17
Old news. Maybe you should have posted about the G5 Mac child porn :-P
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08-27-2009, 12:13 PM #18
How can he do that ????
08-27-2009, 12:14 PM #19
ouch!!!!... 9000, wat a idiot !!!!
iPhone? ... No?... MYphone!!!
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08-27-2009, 12:35 PM #20
$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".