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Steve Jobs’ house burglar gets seven years

Looking at four different walls
Mon Jan 21 2013, 12:38
A man's hands sticking through prison bars

THE MAN WHO BURGLED the house of departed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been handed a seven year prison sentence.

Kariem McFarlin was arrested last year for burglarising Jobs' house. It was empty at the time and being renovated.

Despite this he managed to get away with some loot. According to a report at the Palo Alto Online he got away with at least two Apple computers, an iPad, a selection of other electronic equipment, jewellery from Tiffany and personal items, including Jobs' wallet and driver's license.

There is no suggestion that he knew who the house belonged to when he hopped over a fence to get into it, but McFarlin presumably was well clued up after he looked at his late victim's wallet.

The burglar was found after the local crime fighting organisation Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (React) used information provided by AT&T to trace where the Apple gadgets had been turned on. React agents found that this was McFarlin's address.

The task force used data obtained from Apple and AT&T to track the stolen computers that were connecting to the internet and Apple servers from McFarlin's home in Alameda, according to a report from React agent Marshall Norton

McFarlin was arrested last Summer and pleaded guilty to this and other burglaries in November. µ


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