360° Coverage : Massive iPad Mini Heist Leads To Airport Employee Arrest

1 Updates
Massive iPad Mini Heist Leads To Airport Employee Arrest
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Massive iPad Mini Heist Leads To Airport Employee Arrest

Nov 19 2012, 1:47am CST | by

Whereabouts of cargo still a mystery

An employee who aided in the theft of nearly $2 million worth of iPad mini tablets has been arrested. As part of a massive investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Renel Rene...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Massive iPad Mini Heist Leads To Airport Employee Arrest

Nov 19 2012, 1:47am CST | by

Whereabouts of cargo still a mystery

An employee who aided in the theft of nearly $2 million worth of iPad mini tablets has been arrested. As part of a massive investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Renel Rene Richardson was found to be at least one of the masterminds of the plot.

Richardson worked out of the Cargo Air Services building of JFK Airport in New York City when he decided he might be able to organize a potentially un-traceable theft of very precious cargo from Apple. He allegedly worked with other accomplices who loaded pallets and pallets of iPad minis into a huge semi truck.

Unfortunately, someone realized something was amiss, and the driver(s) of the semi took off. It is believed that most of them still managed to escape onto the black market, since it is almost impossible to track down specific model numbers to the affected shipments.

Nevertheless, significant progress was made by the arrest of Richardson, who is believed to have been the lookout during the entire operation (it may be because of him that the truck was actually able to leave the airport grounds).

According to investigation details, Richardson had been asking other employees suspicious questions about where he would be able to gain access to a forklift, something that presumably was not a part of his normal daily job responsibilities.

It's been reported that many iPad minis that popped up for sale on Craigslist on Long Island are suspected as being part of the pilfered packages. But without some sort of definitive link back to Richardson's scheme, there may be nothing that officials can do about it.

Via SlashGear

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
With more than 10 years as a professional writer, Mark Raby has an undeniable pulse on the latest trends. From the quiet rumors to the breaking news of the day, his eagle eye is always focused on the newest scoop and figuring out how and why the big newsmakers are noteworthy and relevant. He is based in New York City.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Apple Outsmarts Samsung in Terms of Revenue Generation
Apple Outsmarts Samsung in Terms of Revenue Generation
Apple earns $11.2 billion profit in Q3 2014, while Samsung lags far behind with only $3.8 billion
 
 
Apple Declares Not to Remove PCalc iOS Calculator Widget
Apple Declares Not to Remove PCalc iOS Calculator Widget
The PCalc will still remain in the iOS notification center
 
 
Seth Rogen to Act as Steve Wozniak in the Steve Jobs’ Movie
Seth Rogen to Act as Steve Wozniak in the Steve Jobs’ Movie
Rogen has been chosen to play as Steve Wozniak
 
 
Apple Ends The iPod Classic
Apple Ends The iPod Classic
Tim Cook says supply chain problems caused the decision
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'knew' he'd star in another Terminator movie
Arnold Schwarzenegger ''always knew'' he'd star in another 'Terminator' movie. The 67-year-old actor - the former governor of California - insists he wasn't surprised when he got a call from producers to appear in the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Anne Hathaway would 'love' a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada
Anne Hathaway would ''love'' to appear in a sequel to 'The Devil Wears Prada'. The Oscar-winning actress starred in the popular 2006 comedy-drama, which also featured Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt, and has revealed she...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Lily Aldridge wearing mother's Playboy costume for Halloween
Lily Aldridge will wear her mother's old Playboy costume for Halloween. The 28-year-old model - who is married to Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill - found her mum Laura Lyons' raunchy Playboy Bunny flight attendant...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Rochelle Humes' daughter loves Marvin doll
Rochelle Humes is embarrassed by her daughter's obsession with a doll of her husband, Marvin Humes. The 25-year-old singer has admitted she found it ''cringey'' when she was recently photographed holding a doll of her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Keira Knightley annoyed Chloe Moretz didn't ask her advice
Keira Knightley was annoyed Chloe Grace Moretz didn't want her advice. The 29-year-old actress - who appears alongside the 17-year-old star in her latest movie 'Say When' - was disappointed that the young actress didn'...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Daniel Radcliffe loses everything
Daniel Radcliffe loses everything. The 'Horns' star admits he constantly has to replace his mobile phone and often puts things away and can't ever find them again. The 25-year-old actor said: ''I lose things a lot. At...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Apple Outsmarts Samsung in Terms of Revenue Generation
Samsung can sell more products, but it doesn’t mean that it will earn more profit, as Apple overtakes the Korean giant with respect to the earnings.According to the Cult of Mac, Samsung earned a profit of $3.8 billion...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Apple Declares Not to Remove PCalc iOS Calculator Widget
The PCalc iOs calculator widget is free from the risk of being removed, as Apple decides not to drop it from the App Store.According to Tech Crunch, the officials of Apple have confirmed about the move, stating that it...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Seth Rogen to Act as Steve Wozniak in the Steve Jobs’ Movie
Seth Rogen has got an important role in the biopic of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, as he has been selected to play as Steve Wozniak.According to the Variety, Rogen will be advised directly by Steve Wozniak, the...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Ponzy schemer cheats residents of $22 mn, gets 15-year jail
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) If you have been one of those approached by some 'known' person for investing in something with an assurance of 'easy money', you may benefit reading about this Ponzi schemer jailed in the US...
Read more on Politics Balla