A Chinese national for fraud $ 1 million Apple sentenced him to 26 months in prison in the United States. He took a counterfeit iPhone from Hong Kong to the United States for three and a half years, asked Apple for a replacement warranty, and after receiving new devices, shipped the products to countries like Hong Kong.
According to the US Department of Justice, “Heiting Woo” the 32-year-old immigrated to the United States in 2013 to study engineering. He graduated in 2015 and was legally hired by a company two years later. But it was around this time that the Apple scam began.
In this scam Original iPhone design It entered the United States from Hong Kong with a fake IMEI and a serial number corresponding to the original Apple devices. Wu and his associates then returned the devices to Apple, claiming the original products, which had not yet expired. Replacement These companies use. Eventually, the original iPhones were shipped to foreign countries, including Hong Kong.
Wu has admitted to cheating on Apple
Wu to do this from several people including His wife He was getting help. He also forged identification documents and opened several commercial mailboxes. And now Confess Has swindled about $ 1 million from Apple and intends to continue to do so. He and his accomplices were arrested in December 2019 and have been in custody ever since.
The Chinese national admitted in May 2020 that he was involved in postal fraud Guilty Is. Now yesterday, Judge Emmett J. Sullivan sentenced Wu to 26 months in prison. The sentence expired at the time of his arrest, but Wu must also 987 thousand dollars Compensate Apple.
The case has been handled by the Department of Homeland Security, the Homeland Security Research Unit and the US Postal Inspection Unit.