A former Apple Store employee admitted stealing 330 iPhones in Salem, Ore. as part of a get-rich-quick scheme with a coworker back in December 2007, says a Union Leader Correspondent report.
Joshua Garrard of Methuen, Mass., was sentenced to four months in county jail, after pleading guilty to felony theft by deception. Garrard and his then-coworker Christopher Nashed, formerly of Sandown, stole the iPhones from the Salem store on Dec. 22, 2007, and sold them at $420 a piece to a middleman reselling them in Poland, the report says.
Nashed and Garrard hauled boxes of the phones from the Apple Store between midnight and 1 a.m., the report says. A store audit detected a large number of the phones were missing, says the report.
The middleman, who cooperated with police, claimed he did not know the iPhones were stolen. He told police that Nashed and Garrard had a plan to use their profits to buy real estate to sell at a profit.