Smart Tech, Dumb Crime

Xenide Genesis By Xenide Genesis, 24th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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funny crimes that have been busted because of new smart phone apps

Fooled by Find My iPhone

When a shop clerk in New York City was robbed at gunpoint for her iPhone in 2012, a nearby officer knew to spring into action with his own phone. Using the Find My iPhone app, he entered the victim’s Apple ID and located the missing mobile in seconds. Wasting no time, he drove over and immediately caught the perpetrator—who’d stashed the pricey device in his sock.

Snagged by Selfies

Shortly after a victim noticed her iPad had been lifted while she was shopping at a Southern California department store, she scrolled through photos on her phone. Lo and behold, snapshots of the alleged thieves were popping up on her iCloud account thanks to the iPad’s auto-upload feature. Police released the self-styled mug shots, and the tablet was quickly returned. Maybe the thieves should try WhatsApp next time?

Identified by Instagram

Nathaniel Troy Maye, 44, and Tiwanna Tenise Thomason, 40, were wanted for identity theft and were caught thanks to some boneheaded social networking. While out for a fancy steak dinner, the couple snapped an Instagram pic and tagged the location. The picture was used in court to help identify the two, who face up
to 12 years behind bars. Hashtag #lastmeal?

Selling a Steal on eBay

Old junk may be easy to sell on eBay, but one thief in the Chicago suburbs quickly
found that it’s not the best place to unload stolen bikes. One victim hopped onto the online auction house after his bike went missing, noticed that it was for sale, and notified police. Detectives won the auction and arrested the suspect upon delivery.


Crime, Crimes, Iphone, Iphone 4, Iphone 5, Iphone App, Technological, Technology, Technology Advancement

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