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ORC 12-23-13




Apple Product Theft May Be Related to Target Data Hack
According to the New York Post, the NYPD recently uncovered over $20,000 worth of Apple) products that had been fraudulently purchased from various Target stores. The items were bought with gift cards that had been purchased with stolen credit cards. The haul included 17 iPad Airs, 11 iPod touches, and 14 iPad minis. The NYPD Financial Crimes Unit is currently investigating any possible links between the stolen Apple merchandise and the recent theft of customers’ debit and credit information from Target, reports the New York Post. According to security expert Brian Krebs via American Banker, the Target data thieves are now selling the stolen debit and credit card account information on various underground websites. In this sense, even if the recently arrested suspects were not directly involved in the Target hack, they may have been using stolen account information obtained in the data breach.

Cargo Thefts Decline, Value of Each Skyrockets  A total of 222 cargo thefts were recorded in the United States from September through November, according to the logistics security services security provider FreightWatch International, a slight drop from the previous June through August period. The average loss value per incident during the period was $244,604. Compared with the previous quarter, thefts decreased by 8%, while the average loss value increased by 47%. (Source

Ex-NBA player Richard Dumas arrested in theft roundup
Former Phoenix Suns player Richard Dumas was arrested Thursday on suspicion of organized retail theft as part of a statewide roundup of people with authorities said Friday. Dumas was arrested on suspicion of eight counts of organized retail theft. Operation Grinch Stopper 2 focused on people who held outstanding warrants in connection with various property crimes. The operation ran from Tuesday to Thursday. Authorities from 27 agencies across the state made 151 arrests. (Source

Teen stole 25 tablet computers from store in Dublin, Ireland
A TEENAGE boy, who admitted stealing 25 tablet computers during a burglary at Reads bookshop on Nassau Street in Dublin, has been sentenced to 12 months probation. The 17-year-old had pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to two counts of burglary and one charge for attempted theft.

Thieves Use Brute Force And Crash Stolen Car Into Berlin Apple Store  Electronics thieves in Germany have decided to eschew the subtle approach for brute force. Thieves crashed a car into the Berlin Apple Store this morning and stole all sorts of fruit-branded electronics. And it's not the first time this has happened. The robbery of the Apple Store, which is the retail arm of a small Californian electronics firm, occurred early this morning when a stolen Opel Corsa was crashed into the store. Thieves took iPhones, laptops, and iPads, and escaped in two Audis. (Source

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