Amazon employees arrested for stealing $ 592,000 worth of iPhones

Amazon employees arrested for stealing $ 592,000 worth of iPhones

A group of five employees were arrested a company Amazon was charged with theft Devices IPhone from a logistics center in Madrid, Spain, in an operation believed to have involved the theft of 500,000 euros ($ 592,000) in goods.

The arrests were made after an internal investigation conducted by Amazon itself, and the discovery of problems in some of the parcels sent to customers due to the weights of some of them differing from the actual expected weight. The discovered differences prompted Amazon to install hidden cameras to see what was happening.

The site reported iPadizate That Amazon made sure that a group of workers was secretly placing new iPhones, such as: (iPhone 12) and (iPhone 12 Pro) in orders, to replace the goods already ordered before sending it.

Amazon arrested three of the five people involved in the robbery episode upon leaving work, then a fourth was arrested while at work, and the fifth surrendered himself to the police voluntarily. Now the five employees Amazon fired from work are awaiting trial.

It was found that the workers were in possession of ten iPhones that were to be sent in the same way. They were also carrying a slew of stickers with IME numbers, apparently torn from the boxes to block the investigation.

As investigations continue to determine where the sending iPhones have ended, it is not unlikely that more people will be arrested. This; The group’s stolen iPhones are estimated to be worth half a million euros.

It is noteworthy that the sheer popularity and unique nature of iPhones make them a target for theft. And last March, a number of devices worth 3 million euros were stolen from Schipol Airport in the Dutch capital Amsterdam, and Apple Watch watches, worth 530,000 euros, were stolen last May.

In previous news related to iPhones, analyst (Ming-Chi Kuo) said that Apple will not release a phone soon. iPhone SE New, or possibly iPhone SE Plus, early 2021.

He mentioned The analyst – who is considered the most famous for Apple’s leaks – says the earliest time to launch a new iPhone SE will be during the second half of next year.

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