Maryland Police Seize $89,000 Worth of Counterfeit Apple Products From Local Mall

Maryland Police Seize $89,000 Worth of Counterfeit Apple Products From Local Mall

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Maryland State Police raided two local cell phone stores and confiscated $89,000 worth of counterfeit Apple products last Friday, reports WBALTV.

Hundreds of fake products were taken from the Cyberion store and ST Tech Pros kiosk in Arundel Mills Mall.

The items recovered included iPhones and the colored fronts and backings that go with them, cellphone conversion kits, iPhone and iPad covers, Apple product ID stickers, iPad replacement screens and various internal iPhone parts. Detectives also found packaging materials, equipment used to design and print those materials and computer equipment believed to be used to clone phones.

"Our investigators believe that they were acting as some type of authorized Apple repair shop and they were taking Apple phones and replacing them with interior parts that were inferior, that were fake, that were not Apple products," said officer Greg Shipley.

"These companies are printing the name Apple. They are putting the logo on there. They are doing what they can to cover up the fact these are counterfeit, but even some of the things they're doing are very simple like putting a black sticker over it to try to cover up something that notes it's counterfeit," Shipley said.

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Maryland Police Seize $89,000 Worth of Counterfeit Apple Products From Local Mall

Sami - September 4, 2013 at 4:08pm
Those repair shops use parts that have no apple logo on them just to stay out of trouble. It's up to the consumer to exercise the option to repair their iPhone at a repair shop rather than going directly to apple. They all have disclaimers saying that the use and installation of any parts sold will in fact void any existing warranty that you may have through apple. I don't know about you guys but if my car breaks down or needs a new part, I'd rather go to a local mechanic rather than go directly to the stealership. They might use aftermarket parts or unbranded parts but they aren't getting shut down like these stores and kiosks who are trying to make some money by providing a more affordable option to repair their iPhone or iPad.
LOL - September 3, 2013 at 5:20am
Funniest article I'be read in a while. The investigators are idiots. Too funny.
fuck - September 1, 2013 at 3:25pm
Also apple are for the jail too!!!! They DO sell many refurbished iphones without telling the customar that they are buying second hand iphone ready to brake any moment (atleast much more that brand new iphone)!!!!
fuck - September 1, 2013 at 8:06am
Exatly!!! Apple are so fucking greeeeeedy!!! Here is is how much it will cost you to replace some iphone 5 parts: Mic. = 250$ Speaker = 250$ Home buttone = 250$ Power/vollume buttone = 250$ Actual cost of any of this is under 1$ !!!! Proffit over 160-250 fold (over 16 000%)
Nick - September 2, 2013 at 1:22pm
F uck you pathetic liar and your English stinks just go f u c k yourself please
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