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Topic: crime

Man loses $1M in life savings and more on the Apple crime blotter

03/22/2020, 09:03 am

A pair of pre-coronavirus Apple store thefts, an iPad stolen at a wrestling meet, gym locker losses, and more from the Apple crime blotter.

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Ex-Apple tech support staffer stole billionaires' identities and more on the Apple crime blotter

03/08/2020, 09:03 am

Houston Rockets owner Tilma Fertitta's identity stolen by an Apple support tech, 55 stolen iPhones found in a car, the Citizen app's video reporting returns, and more from the Apple crime blotter.

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Apple's 'Find My' helped police track suspects in deadly pursuit

03/03/2020, 08:03 pm

A stolen iPad and Apple's "Find My" app helped police in Melbourne, Australia, track two men in a deadly chase after a home invasion.

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'Find my' app helps bust sex trafficker & more in the Apple crime blotter

02/23/2020, 08:02 am

Two huge Apple Store thefts in Milwaukee, Apple's "Find My" app leads to a sex trafficker, thousands of iPhone screens taken, and a stolen iPad found among other eclectic items -- all this week in the Apple Crime Blotter.

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Crime blotter: Postal bribery, Apple Store thefts, and gift card scams

02/09/2020, 09:02 am

A federal indictment for attempted postal bribery, stolen Apple devices in ecoATM recycling machines, a spate of Apple Store thefts, and other news about Apple-related crime.

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Crime blotter: High-level crime allegations in Washington DC, plus robberies, attacks, and high-profile trials

01/19/2020, 07:01 am

The likes of Lev Parnas, Harvey Weinstein and George Nader all got into trouble with the iPhones this week, plus one man tried to cover his tracks by selling stolen Apple Watches on his mother's Facebook page.

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Crime blotter: blowtorches used to steal iPhones, and a carjacker fought off with an iPad

01/05/2020, 09:01 am

Thieves in the UK stealing iPhones are using blowtorches to melt locks, while a ten-year-old whacks a carjacker over the head with an iPad. Plus, Apple is sued for how one of its Apple Stores was robbed.

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$115K in iPhones stolen out of one car, $200K in iPhones lifted from Best Buy in the Apple Crime Blotter

12/22/2019, 12:12 pm

Drug lord's brother plans to sue Apple, ex-Apple engineer had missile documents, and more from the world of Apple-related crime.

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Foxconn investigating $43M fraud ring involving faulty iPhone parts

12/18/2019, 11:12 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly investigating claims its employees have conducted fraud using iPhone components, by selling iPhones with parts that were deemed defective and were expected to be destroyed.

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$73K in Apple products stolen from Target, iPad thief chased by 71-year-old on the Apple Crime Blotter

12/08/2019, 09:12 am

Investigation opened into Apple Store employee accused of sending nudes to himself, a bagel buffet iPhone theft, and more from the Apple crime blotter.

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Crime blotter: Festival thefts and drugs weighed on iPhones

11/17/2019, 11:11 am

Hundreds of iPhones are stolen from a festival, a credit card forgery ring is spotted in an Apple Store, and police warn of a drug-dealing scam using iPhones as weighing scales.

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Crime blotter: Stolen iPhone solves Florida fireman's slaying

11/03/2019, 03:11 pm

Kourtney Kardashian's iPad goes missing, an iPhone was stolen from woman while she suffers seizure, and the killers of a fireman may have been caught thanks to his iPhone.

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Man gets four years in prison for $1.5M Apple Pay fraud

10/25/2019, 04:10 pm

A U.S. district judge has sentenced a 30-year-old Miami resident to over four years in federal prison for his part in a criminal enterprise that leveraged Apple Pay to make more than $1.5 million in purchases using victims' credit cards.

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Apple Watch saves Calgary woman from rapist

10/23/2019, 04:10 pm

The Apple Watch has been credited with preventing the rape of a woman in Calgary earlier this year, after the wearable device was used to contact her partner following a suspected break-in attempt at her apartment.

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Crime blotter: Accused robber shot and killed at Dallas Apple Store

10/13/2019, 09:10 am

Million-dollar iPhone ring theft busted, and Apple Store thefts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Apple Crime blotter: 34 iPhones stolen from UPS, $100K in product lifted from Palo Alto, more

09/29/2019, 09:09 am

A six-figure Apple Store robbery in Palo Alto, a search for a stolen iPhone leads to hundreds of marijuana plants, and the first iPhone 11 thefts.

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Crime blotter: Apple Store thefts reported on two continents

09/15/2019, 09:09 am

Apple Store thefts reported in the United States and Australia, one theft victim fought back in an attempted iPad sale, a spate of iPhone seizures in Bali performed by monkeys, and more in the Apple crime blotter.

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China believed to have used iPhone exploits to track Uyghur Muslims

09/01/2019, 11:09 am

The recently-revealed use of hacked websites to monitor iPhone users, is now reported to have been used by the Chinese government to target the Uyghur Muslim community.

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Crime blotter: Man charged in car crash death of Apple employee

09/01/2019, 09:09 am

Man charged in car crash death of Apple employee, cruise worker steals couple's iPhone, and more from the Apple crime blotter.

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'Pokemon Go' on eight phones while driving, pickpocket lifts 40 Apple Watches & more on the Apple Crime Blotter

08/18/2019, 08:08 am

Multiple California Apple Stores robbed, driver stopped with eight-iPhone 'Pokemon Go' rig, 23 iPhones stolen from one Walmart, and more in the Apple crime blotter.

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