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$16,000 worth of iPhones stolen by Apple Store employee

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$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.


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posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:50 24

1. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Ha, 16K bucks of iPhones. More like $300 worth of material that is somehow sells for $16,000. Apple isn't the only one to blame for this, every carrier completely overcharges for a new phone off contract. All about supply and demand..

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:16 9

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shutup meg

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:37 14

11. jim3000gt (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


soooooo, that must mean the samsung plastic would be worth about $3.00?

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:35 3

19. DanielRHoch (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


i see what you did there....

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 16:33 1

45. m.garz (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Oct 2010)


epic comment is epic

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:44 10

12. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Every carrier has to buy these iphones for a lot of $$. It's not just the carrier charging lots of money, it's actually Apple.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:50 26

2. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


5 billion dollars stolen by apple in 2011 because of over priced products

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:16 8

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shutup meg

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:19 9

10. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


you are sooo forever alone

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:43 1

24. iBeliever (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


Actually bbb you are. In the real world you're a loser and so you troll PA where you think you can get respect from other fandroids for "hating" Apple

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 12:29 14

30. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


says the guy with a diehard sounding apple name. yup I'd take that insult seriously.. lol

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:41 1

34. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


bitch please you are an iBeiver so that means that you my good friend are with low testosterone levels and alot of money
you are perfect for bustin ***ber

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:31 2

33. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


its shut up peg from married with children!!! lmfao

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:46

36. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


uhhh no peg...

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:57 11

3. Gatt85 (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


How funny...I live in Charlotte and read the article going "yikes" then realized it's right at home. That store is brand new, it just opened very recently. It is our 2nd Apple store. Both of them are always packed whenever I pass by...reaffirming I will never buy anything Apple and have to deal with that mess.

I never understand why people do what they do. They're trackable, Apple is VERY tight about everything (and will do anything to recover what is "theirs")...but hey I guess tough times, tough measures.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:00 13

4. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


You can't help but smile over this article!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:08 19

5. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Wow, thats as much as the entire shenzen factory got paid for the month that made those stupid things!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:22 6

17. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


RVI at it again!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:53 9

25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you are? i havent seen your comment yet. Its amazing how the people that call me RVI are among the most wrong and corrected members of the board. Amazing coincidence. lol. Denial and deflection are very strong with you :)

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:59 1

28. iBeliever (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


Look at all the down thumbs you get on a fandroid dominated website. That should tell you the whole story

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:30 5

32. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lets count shall we. just in this little thread

10+4 +5= 19 GREEN
7+2 +1= 10 RED

And considering one of them was an off color joke, I'd say my average is pretty good.

Lets look at your posts

1 + 1 = 2 green (and you probably thumbed yourself up
3+4 = 7 RED.

For a man trying to say red thumbs are proof of bad posting.. you sure are the poster child for that.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:48

37. iBeliever (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


Wow you actually went through and counted all your thumbs. Didn't know my insults hit so close to home.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:53 3

38. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


nope, just holding up a mirror in front of you, to show you that the fool is in your reflection.

dont know how long it takes you to count, but that took me all of 3 seconds. not a big deal at all.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 16:04 2

42. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


His name starts with an i, so it probably mean idiot. He is most likely still counting those double digit thumbs down

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 23:26

52. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


and i see you are here just to insult and not doing some constructive commenting.. like i said, iBeliever.. don't like? pack up.. no Justin Believer here..

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 23:22

51. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


don't like? pack up..

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:12 13

6. windowsRocks (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Now Apple is going to sue Samsung that Samsung stole their iphones ....lol

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:17 6

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmaoff

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:56 11

13. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)


$16k or 64 months of pay for the average Foxconn factory employee.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:08 9

14. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)


Well it's the truth. Don't thumbs down me. Thumbs down Foxconn.

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