ComputerWorld has just announced that Jobs’ house burglar gets seven-year sentence for stealing $60,000 worth of Apple products and other items from the home of Steve Jobs’ family last July. Kariem McFarlin stole iMacs, iPads, iPods, iTV and more from the home of the late Apple CEO and has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
REACT officers found McFarlin with help from Apple security, which tracked where the stolen devices were being used by matching their serial numbers with connections to Apple iTunes servers. The IP address in use matched a line in McFarlin’s apartment in nearby Alameda that was also being used by an Apple device registered to a member of his family, according to a police report. [...]
McFarlin admitted to the burglary under questioning by Palo Alto police and said he had stolen from other homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, including two homes in Marin County, four homes in San Francisco County and one home in Alameda County.
Macrumors notes that “officials indicated that it appeared to be a random crime of opportunity due to the renovation going on at the house, with McFarlin having been unaware that he was targeting the home of Steve Jobs’ family.“