Burglar Who Stole Steve Jobs’s Computer Is Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

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Jobs's Palo Alto home while undergoing renovation.
Jobs's Palo Alto home while undergoing renovation.

A burglar who broke into Steve Jobs’s Palo Alto home last August and stole $60,000 worth of goods — including Jobs’s wallet and his computer — has been handed a seven-year prison sentence. Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, was sentenced at the Santa Clara Superior Court on Monday.

Jobs had lived in the home with his wife and children up until his death in October 2011. When McFarlin broke into the property, it was vacated and undergoing renovation. However, he still managed to get away with at least two computers, an iPad, jewelry, Jobs’s wallet containing his driver’s license, and other electronic devices.

According to the police report, McFarlin claimed that he did not know home belonged to Jobs. He was arrested on August 2, 2012, after Palo Alto investigators from the regional Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) Task Force used data obtained from Apple and AT&T to track the stolen computers, which were connecting to the Internet and Apple servers from McFarlin’s home.

McFarlin pleaded guilty to the burglary, and others of private residences in San Francisco, on November 21. He admitted that he had stolen “hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property from those burglaries,” which was being kept at his home and in a storage locker in Alameda.

Source: Palo Alto Online

Via: The Inquirer