Foxconn manager steals 5,700 iPhones, worth $1.56 million

Foxconn manager steals 5,700 iPhones, worth $1.56 million

According to AsiaOne, a former senior manager at Foxconn has stolen around 5,700 units of the Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s between 2013 and 2014. The theft was done in one of Foxconn's facilities in China.

The Taiwanese manager, identified by the name Tsai, worked in the testing department of a Foxconn facility in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. According to the Asian media, he instructed eight different employees to smuggle the devices out of the factory. The stolen units were supposed to be scrapped, but they landed in Shenzhen stores instead, making around $1.56 million for Tsai and his accomplices.

Following an internal audit, Foxconn caught up with the scheme and reported it to Taiwanese authorities. Tsai was brought in for questioning after he returned to Taiwan this year, and was later released on bail. If he is found guilty, the man could face up to 10 years in jail for breach of trust.

This is not the first time Foxconn employees have misbehaved. Back in 2014, five former company employees were charged with breach of trust for accepting a total of $5 million in bribes by suppliers to clear security checks and buy equipment. All five of them were sentenced to 10 years and six months behind bars.

source: AsiaOne via BusinessInsider

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11 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow...

2. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I second that....

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And I... Third that...???

5. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Me fourth....

8. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

I fifth it while having adblocker enabled.

9. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

sixth here .. lol

3. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

Disgusting....

6. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Like a boss... (literally)

10. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

looooool

7. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They always get caught, dumb A$$

11. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

This is what happens when you pay peanuts to staff. I mean, its hardly 200k per person excluding other accomplices that didnt get caught. Why on earth would you risk going to a chinese prison over that amount of money?

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