April 25, 2010
Criminal Charges Possible in the Case of the Lost iPhone
According to Bits, authorities in San Mateo County in California are considering whether to file criminal charges in connection with the sale of a missing next-generation iPhone belonging to Apple.
According to California law, if property doesn’t exceed $950, a case will be classified as a misdemeanor, but since the technology blog Gizmodo paid $5,000 for the device, a felony charge would be possible.
... Brian Lam, Gizmodo’s editor, said the organization had returned the device and that Gizmodo “didn’t know this was stolen when we bought it.”
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Related: - The Tale of Apple's Next iPhone
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