$16,000 worth of iPhones stolen by Apple Store employee
As reported by the Charlotte Observer, a total of 25 iPhones have been stolen from the Apple Store located at Northlake Mall in Chalotte, North Carolina. The smartphones have likely been vanishing into thin air one by one over a period of time between December 1, 2011, and January 11, 2012.
Here is a complete breakdown of the damage: stolen were 22 16GB iPhone 4S smartphones, one 64GB 4S model, one 8GB iPhone 4, and one 32GB 4S model. Or in other words, $16,425 worth of iPhones.
The police report says that the iPhones in question were stolen from the Genius Room, which is located inside the store. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that the suspect had access to the room, given that they were an employee of the Apple Store.
So, yeah, the police is now after the suspect, and since the employer likely has enough information to track them down, it probably won't be long until the thief suffers the consequences. In the meantime, if you live in the nearby area, don't talk to street strangers trying to sell you their old iPhone.