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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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Capital One hacker under investigation for 30 more AWS data breaches

08/15/2019, 03:08 pm

The Seattle hacker behind the major Capital One hack may have stolen data from many other organizations, with authorities claiming thefts have taken place from over 30 companies and entities in other thefts from Amazon Web Services.

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AT&T says it lost $5 million a year from illegal unlocking scheme

08/06/2019, 02:08 pm

A man has been accused of paying employees of AT&T over a five-year period to illegally unlock large numbers of iPhones and other devices, an act that is alleged to have cost the carrier an average of around $5 million per year in lost revenue.

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Daily Apple Store thief sentenced, viral selfie yielded no tips on the Apple crime blotter

08/04/2019, 09:08 am

The FBI hacked an iPhone in the Long Island Iced Tea crypto investigation, a Chinese counterfeiter in a million-dollar fake iPhone ring has been sentenced, and more in the Apple crime roundup.

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Counterfeit iPhone trafficker sentenced to 3 years in prison

07/30/2019, 04:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has sentenced a Chinese national to over three years in prison for trafficking counterfeit Apple goods into the United States from China, including fake iPhones and iPads, as part of a criminal conspiracy that made over $1.1 million in the United States alone.

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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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