Crime Blot: Fake Federal Agent Indictment Includes Gifted iPhones

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In the latest Apple Crime Blotter, a Yale University official has been convicted of iPad theft, a supervisor accused of sending threatening messages from an Apple device, and a serial thief has been arrested in the UK

The latest in cross Camel The feature that investigates the world of crime related to Apple.

The indictment states that bogus federal agents bought iPhones and other gifts for the Secret Service

In early April, federal prosecutors charged two men with impersonating federal agents while giving expensive gifts to Secret Service agents. to me Associated Pressthe two men falsely presented themselves as agents of the Department of Homeland Security, in order to “integrate with actual federal agents.”

One of the men was accused of providing Secret Service personnel with a penthouse apartment, along with “iPhones, surveillance systems, a drone, a flat-screen TV, a generator, a pistol bag and other police paraphernalia.”

According to the report, the two men told residents in their building that they “can access any of their mobile phones at any time.”

The accused supervisor reportedly used an Apple device to send threatening messages

A Massachusetts school principal was arrested on federal charges in early April for making false statements. Prosecutors say the statements were linked to accusations that she sent threatening text messages to a candidate being considered for police chief in the same city.

According to the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts, the candidate received nearly 100 text messages, which threatened to reveal the information unless the candidate withdraws from consideration of the job. While the supervisor, upon questioning, claimed that she had not sent the letters, evidence of this later emerged.

daily monster It reported that investigators discovered that the messages were sent from an Apple device registered with the admin, using a “transcribe app”.

The financial director of Yale University School of Medicine pleads guilty to stealing thousands of iPads

The former director of finance and administration for Yale’s Department of Emergency Medicine pleaded guilty in late March to federal charges that she had stolen more than $40 million in electronics from the university and resold them.

The Connecticut US Attorney’s office says the woman spent several years ordering millions of dollars in electronic devices with college funds and then shipping those items to an out-of-state company. The woman pleaded guilty to both wire fraud and filing a false tax return.

The state housing authority’s director of information technology pleads guilty to stealing and selling iPhones

The former director of information technology for the Newark Housing Authority in New Jersey has admitted embezzling funds from the agency, as part of a scheme to buy and then sell electronic devices.

The US Attorney’s Office of New Jersey wrote that the man pleaded guilty to carrying out the scheme over eight years, between 2013 and 2021.

NJ.com He said the thefts involved the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max models.

A Maryland man pleads guilty to multiple iPhone thefts

A 22-year-old man from Maryland has pleaded guilty to a series of iPhone thefts from cell phone stores across Maryland and Virginia. to me Winchester Starthe man’s method was to enter a store, distract the employee, cut the safety wires with a blade, and “stab” the employees before fleeing.

He was caught in part thanks to a search warrant on one of the phones, which tracks the man’s movements. He has since pleaded guilty in multiple jurisdictions.

A serial thief has been arrested after being confronted at an Apple Store in the UK

A man in Brighton, UK, has been jailed for a string of robberies in the area, and in February faced security after entering an Apple Store in Churchill Square.

The Brighton and Hove News Reports say the 34-year-old was banned from Churchill Square altogether due to “continuous theft and anti-social behaviour”, but was spotted there anyway. A month after confronting an Apple Store, he was caught on CCTV stealing Vision Express sunglasses.

A suspected parcel theft episode in NJ

Police in Burlington County, New Jersey, are investigating what they believe to be a parcel theft episode in the area, involving thieves wearing fake FedEx uniforms.

to me Fox 29The accused thieves used a woman’s stolen credit cards to order a pair of iPhone 13s to be delivered to her home. The woman’s family continued tracking the fake FedEx driver’s car, which they said had stolen her license plates.

The TV station said FedEx was taking part in the investigation.

Orange-haired woman accused of stealing iPhone from taxi

New York police are searching for a woman with distinctive bright orange hair who was photographed using a block of bricks to smash a taxi window and steal an iPhone. daily mail In reports, the woman also received $40 in cash.