The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
Computer Camera Identifies Thieves
A pair of electronics thieves who had recently stolen numerous items from a New York area apartment were caught when one of their victims used the camera from one of their laptop computers against them.
According to the New York Times, the thieves were foiled by Kait Duplaga, an Apple Store employee who knew all the “bells and whistles” of her MacBook. Duplaga was able to log onto her computer through the “Back to My Mac” feature and activate a camera, and when the camera caught one of the suspects, Duplaga’s roommate recognized him. This led to the arrest, and the recovery of most of the stolen merchandise.