A group of criminals that purchased and sold Apple products using stolen credit card information has been busted. The family-oriented ring, composed of brothers, girlfriends and recruited shoppers was under investigation by the US Secret Service and the Manhattan District Attorney, and 16 people have been convicted, with 7 with pending charges.
“Bilal’s brothers, Ali, 25, Isaac, 27, and Rahim, 23, recruited the shoppers, the prosecutors said. His girlfriend, Ophelia Alleyne, 31, handled day-to-day operations in 2010, when Bilal was jailed in another case.
“This criminal organization was truly a family affair,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement.”
The organization had bought $1 million worth of iPod, iPad, iPhone and Macbooks and sold them in Brooklyn, NY, for the past 4 years. Its great to see the legal system in action, and its especially comforting to see the Secret Service being in the news for work-related affairs.
Via [The Chicago Tribune]
Cross-posted from TechnologyTell.