Apple has been robbed of nearly $1 million in goods like their laptops, iPhones, iPads, etc., as part of an elaborate identity theft scam. The company isn’t hurting for cash or anything, but this is a massive heist for any business. The most ironic part of the entire crime spree is that it was masterminded and run from BEHIND BARS! Yes, that’s right. Our tax dollars funded the whole thing. No wonder they’re saying that cell phones are out of control in the prisons.
According to the Huffington Post, Shaheed Bilal, 28, is accused of being a leader of the escapade and he bragged on Twitter about using the stolen credit card numbers at restaurants. He was even bold enough to store thousands of stolen credit card numbers in e-mails. He was on lock down from May to December of last year, but still maintained control of the enterprise. C’MON SON! wow.
There at least 27 people involved in the “allegations” and 18 charged with grand larceny. A slew of Apple stores were hit from New York to L.A. The U.S. Secret Service and DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr. are expected to announce a major cybercrime case today. In the indictment it stated that the leaders that pulled off this scheme “created phony cards, provided them to associates and contrived to send the associates ‘to locations in (Manhattan) and elsewhere to purchase goods, such as laptop computers, iPods, iPhones, other electronic devices, gift cards and clothing products’ starting in May 2009.”
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