The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
New York Apple Crime Ring Busted
Authorities have busted up what they call the largest identity fraud case in U.S. history. The ring operated on four continents and defrauded customers of over $13 million. More than 111 people have been arrested for their participation in the ring, which largely involved Apple products.
Thieves Take $60,000 in iPads
Thieves broke into a Best Buy in California last week and stole $61,910 worth of iPads. According to the Gilroy Dispatch, thieves used a floor jack to pry open a gate and stole the large cache of product.
Jobs Mourners Witness Apple Store Robbery
An Arkansas couple who went to a local Apple Store to lay down flowers following the death of Steve Jobs witnessed a robbery of the store. According to a Huffington Post account, the couple saw one man run out of the store, into an accomplice's getaway car.
Man Arrested for "Upskirting" at Fry's
Police in Sacramento arrested a man last month and accused him of using a camera to look up the skirts of female patrons. According to local news station News 10, the man was brought up on Peeping Tom charges.
Arrest in False Theft Claim
A Tennessee man was arrested on theft and filing false report charges after he was caught lying about an alleged theft. According to the Cleveland Banner, the man claimed that his home was robbed of several items, including a flat-screen television. The items had been rented from a local rental center and were found in the man's car.
Bikers Rob U.K. Apple Store
A biker gang on mopeds smashed into and robbed an Apple Store in London earlier this month and stole numerous devices, including Macs, iPads and more, Gizmodo reported. Two participants were arrested.