Former NBA player uses all 5 fingers to palm Apple products

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Rex Chapman stole a lot of Apple gear to pay for his addiction.
Rex Chapman stole a lot of Apple gear to pay for his addiction.
Photo: Mark Cornelison/Lexington Leader-Herald

Former NBA player Rex Chapman pleaded guilty to four counts of felony theft this week. He was arrested for not only stealing over $15,000 worth of Apple gear from the store in Scottsdale, Arizona, but also for selling it at local pawn shops.

Chapman allegedly pretended to use the Apple Store’s self-checkout system, leaving without actually paying for the items.

Don’t Want Your Apple Device Stolen? Use A MacBook Instead Of An iPad Then

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Despite the presence of the anti-theft Find My iPad solution, thefts of iPads (along with other tablets) have soared on UK railways over the past year. According to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, thefts of iPads are up 10 percent for 2013 — with only 2 percent of the reported 949 stolen units ever recovered by their owners. During that same period of time, thefts of laptops and computers fell by 22 percent.