1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    A man from Kalamazoo, Michigan is on his way to jail for allegedly defrauding Apple out of an estimated 9,000 iPods.

    What did he do?

    The twenty-three-year-old man, who plead guilty to mail fraud earlier this year, devised a way to obtain the serial numbers of iPod shuffles still under warranty.

    By pretending to be an irate Apple customer with a malfunctioning unit that warrants a free replacement, the brazen criminal obtained more than 9,000 iPods and then sold them at a discount for profit.

    A federal judge sentenced the man to 13 months in prison. He also has to pay nearly $650,000 in restitution to Apple.

    A defense lawyer on the case was quoted saying that the court "showed leniency" with that punishment.
    Last edited by Poseidon79; 2009-08-27 at 06:14 PM.
    2009-08-27 05:04 PM
  2. dale1v's Avatar
    lol, I remember this from a while back. Poor fool xD
    2009-08-27 05:09 PM
  3. dq13's Avatar
    Holly crap!! 9000???
    does that mean he made up 9000 names and last names and walked into the apple store to get a new one?? LOL j/k
    2009-08-27 05:14 PM
  4. daching's Avatar
    Wow, what an idiot.
    2009-08-27 05:14 PM
  5. Melech518's Avatar
    Haha, I think he is pretty clever. Too bad he got caught
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    2009-08-27 05:16 PM
  6. GregTheWang's Avatar
    lol owned.
    2009-08-27 05:40 PM
  7. StealthBravo's Avatar
    Wow. 9k?
    2009-08-27 05:45 PM
  8. Raptors's Avatar
    lol oh wow
    2009-08-27 05:48 PM
  9. jerrykid323's Avatar
    Holy crap , not 50, 100, or even 1000, 9000 iPods greedy bastard.

    NO MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID!!
    2009-08-27 06:03 PM
  10. lom51's Avatar
    i like it how your all commenting on the amount of ipods he nabbed, insted of the $650k he owes apple, he's gona be paying that the rest of his life
    2009-08-27 06:27 PM
  11. Nukie's Avatar
    You would think that after the first 1,000 or so, Apple would have caught on. Doh!
    2009-08-27 06:30 PM
  12. malekebraheem's Avatar
    if he hadn't got caught, he would've gone up to 9,000,000... terrific...
    2009-08-27 06:41 PM
  13. D to the M's Avatar
    Moron
    2009-08-27 06:48 PM
  14. meep's Avatar
    it's over 9000!!!
    2009-08-27 06:54 PM
  15. tudtran's Avatar
    I know is wrong. 9000 ipod, That's amazing.
    2009-08-27 07:06 PM
  16. Chase817's Avatar
    it's over 9000!!!
    2009-08-27 07:07 PM
  17. Neo-Tech's Avatar
    Old news. Maybe you should have posted about the G5 Mac child porn :-P

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    2009-08-27 07:12 PM
  18. redmagic's Avatar
    Omg !!!
    How can he do that ????
    2009-08-27 07:13 PM
  19. shabz_de_don's Avatar
    ouch!!!!... 9000, wat a idiot !!!!


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    2009-08-27 07:14 PM
  20. kagehoshi's Avatar
    $650k, that's nothing. If you divide it by the number of iPods he has stolen, that's only around $72 per iPod. Basically, he was just asked to reimburse the exact retail price of all the iPods he's stolen. Thus why the article says the court "showed leniency".
    2009-08-27 07:35 PM
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