Foxconn Manager Indicted for Stealing 5,700 iPhones

Foxconn Manager Indicted for Stealing 5,700 iPhones

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A Foxconn manager has been indicted for the theft of 5,700 iPhones from a factory in Shenzhen, reports Asia One. The manager made around $1.56 million from selling the devices to nearby stores.

The Taiwanese manager, identified by his family name Tsai, worked in the testing department and instructed eight employees at Foxconn's factory in the southern mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen to smuggle out about thousands of iPhone5 and iPhone5s, prosecutors said. Tsai and his accomplices sold the testing phones, which were supposed to be scrapped, to stores in Shenzhen and made nearly Tw$50 million (S$2.2 million) from 2013 to 2014, said the New Taipei district prosecutor's office.

Foxconn discovered the theft after an internal audit and reported it to Taiwanese authorities. When Tsai returned to the island he was arrested and released on bail. Tsai is charged with breach of trust and could be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail.

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Foxconn Manager Indicted for Stealing 5,700 iPhones
Bayhuy - December 3, 2016 at 3:44am
And how exactly "testing phones, which were supposed to be scrapped" Making the scrap useful is stealing???
ASD - December 3, 2016 at 3:04am
Hes chines I knew it since they moved manfacture there lol
Kentwang - December 2, 2016 at 9:41pm
Eight people helped him. That call team works.
Republick - December 2, 2016 at 8:03pm
If you are going to steal, learn how to correctly steal first. LOSER !!!
iCafe Stockholm - December 2, 2016 at 3:33pm
It says a lot about how messy Apple security is. How could they let thousands of stolen testing units to be activated on gsm networks? While another thousands of legit iPhones out there get "no Service" for no reason at all.
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