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Crime blotter: AirDrop evacuates plane, iPad exposes massive insurance fraud & more

07/21/2019, 04:07 pm

Thieves use a truck as a battering ram in Houston to break into an Apple store, how a lost iPhone freed Kevin Spacey, and more from the Apple crime roundup.

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Armed Apple Store robbery, criminal selfies in the Apple crime blotter

07/07/2019, 11:07 am

An Apple counterfeiting defendant may have fled to China, more Firefly festival smartphone thefts, a selfie with a stolen iPhone, and more on this week's Apple crime blotter.

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Man uses iPhone as 'gun,' Hong Kong parts bust in the Apple crime blotter

06/23/2019, 09:06 am

A Hong Kong counterfeiting scam is busted, Congressman's wife pleads guilty, a man defends his home by pretending an iPhone is a deadly weapon, and two Apple crime stories in Cape Coral, Fla.

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$19M in iPhones stolen & images on iPhones nail a Mueller witness on the Apple crime blotter

06/09/2019, 10:06 am

A counterfeiting ring is busted, fingerprints on an iPhone catch an accused thief, and government officials' iPhones and iPads seized in Flint water probe, all on the latest roundup of Apple crime.

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Fraud ring stole $19M worth of iPhones, other hardware from stores across the US

06/04/2019, 06:06 pm

Using fake IDs, an organized group of thieves posed as customers buying new phones and spreading the cost out over long-term contracts. The group operated for at least seven years before being caught.

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Australian teen hacker escapes jail term for accessing Apple's corporate network

05/27/2019, 07:05 am

An Australian teenage hacker who accessed Apple's corporate network and downloaded gigabytes of internal data has been spared a custodial sentence, and has been urged by the court to use his skills for good and not for further criminal behavior.

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Apple Store armed robberies & 'Find My iPhone' solves crimes on the Apple crime blotter

05/26/2019, 08:05 am

Find My iPhone catches more thieves, Amazon employees are caught stealing Apple Watches, and armed robberies at Apple stores in Arizona. All this and more on this week's Apple crime blotter.

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Man pleads guilty to trafficking counterfeit iPhones in Oregon return scam

05/22/2019, 05:05 pm

A Chinese student pleaded guilty in Oregon on Wednesday to one count of trafficking counterfeit iPhones, which he used to dupe Apple into giving him real units for sale in China.

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iPhone in plant catches accused predator, SWAT team busts iPhone thieves on the Apple crime blotter

05/12/2019, 09:05 am

Apple Store thefts lead to police car crash, a SWAT team raid, and famous rapper smashes an iPhone while another has his stolen while he's in jail, all on the Apple crime roundup.

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Student sues Apple for $1 billion over false arrest linked to facial recognition tech

04/22/2019, 08:04 pm

An 18-year-old student launched a $1 billion lawsuit against Apple and an associated security firm on Monday, accusing the pair of falsely linking him to a series of store thefts.

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Northern California Apple Store thefts restart, $100K in iPhones lifted from Best Buy & more

04/21/2019, 08:04 am

San Francisco Bay Area Apple Store thefts restart, plus iPhone thefts around the world including one in which the thieves came back to ask for the passcode, and another by a man who had gotten out of jail moments earlier -- all on the Apple Crime Blotter.

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Accountant scams company out of $4.5M to buy, resell thousands of iPhones and iPads

04/05/2019, 05:04 pm

A recent court hearing has exposed a long-running scam in which a Canadian accountant used a corporate credit card to buy and resell some $6 million Canadian dollars (about $4.5 million) in iPhones and iPads.

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Feds bust $900,000 iPhone repair & return scam in Oregon

04/04/2019, 08:04 am

Two engineering students in Oregon are accused of bringing thousands of counterfeit iPhones to Apple and having them replaced with real ones that they then shipped to China for sale.

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Apple crime blotter: 'virtual kidnapping,' Floridians warned about iCloud scam, movie money iPhone theft & more

03/31/2019, 08:03 am

Apple iPhone and iCloud-related scams, Texas seeks to ban lewd unsolicited AirDrops, money printed for motion pictures used to buy an iPhone, iPads pinched from a children's hospital ward, and a dubious iPhone theft in a New Orleans hotel, all on the Apple crime roundup.

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Conor McGregor vs. fan's iPhone, 22 Apple Watches lifted from WalMart, and more in the Apple crime blotter

03/17/2019, 01:03 pm

This week in the Apple crime blotter, MMA star Conor McGregor allegedly smashed a fan's iPhone, a thief broke into an app company's office in Brooklyn and stole MacBooks twice in two weeks, and more.

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iPhone takes arrow intended for owner in Australian attack

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

The iPhone has likely saved another person's life through unconventional and expensive means, by protecting its owner from a flying arrow in an attack at his home in Australia on Wednesday.

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Crime blotter: iCloud catches a BMW thief, NFL player's iPad pinched, and more

03/03/2019, 08:03 am

A theft and chase at the first Apple Store, an NFL star's iPad is taken, and massive thefts from Best Buy and Walmart in Florida, all in this week's roundup of Apple crime.

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Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more

02/17/2019, 11:02 am

One man reportedly stole headphones and other items from the same Apple Store every day for months, in order to support an expensive drug habit. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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There is no difference between how Apple is handling Roger Stone's or the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud data

02/08/2019, 02:02 pm

Once again, social media is ablaze with accusations that Roger Stone and the San Bernardino shooters are being treated differently by Apple in regards to iCloud data -- but in the real world, there is no difference between how the iCloud data turnover was handled by Apple. AppleInsider breaks it down.

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'Find my iPhone' warned murder victim of assailant's location minutes before death

02/06/2019, 03:02 pm

A murder victim was warned by Find my iPhone that her assailant was nearby only minutes before she was shot to death, but it gave her enough time to save her son.

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