A Chinese individual defrauded Apple of a million dollars


A Chinese individual defrauded Apple of a million dollars

A Chinese individual defrauded Apple of a million dollars

A Chinese citizen who defrauded Apple and took iPhones worth a total of $1 million from the company was recently sentenced to 26 months in prison. According to Techspot report The wrongdoer’s name is Hiteng Wu and he is 32 years old. He immigrated to the McLean area in the state of Virginia in 2013 to study engineering.

United States Department of Justice Haiteng Wu earned his master’s degree in 2015 and was legally employed two years later, it said in a statement. It wasn’t long before this person embarked on a nearly three-year plan to defraud Apple.

Apparently, Haiteng Wu received counterfeit iPhones from Hong Kong. These iPhones have IMEI code and serial number of valid iPhones with warranty. Using fake names, Wu and his colleagues sent fake iPhones to Apple and claimed that the mentioned devices were real iPhones with warranty that failed. and the Cupertino company seems to have done the same. When Haiteng Wu and his colleagues received the real iPhones from Apple, they sent them to other associates outside the United States, such as Hong Kong.

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Woo also included other people like his wife in this played and took several actions such as providing false identification documents and used names and opening several business mailboxes, making arrangements for his accomplices to travel in the United States. Wu realized that he had been able to get nearly $1 million worth of iPhones from Apple this way and was trying to continue his plan. This guilty person was arrested in December 2019 along with his partner and has been in custody since then. He admitted himself. Judge Emmett J. Sullivan ultimately sentenced Haiteng Wu to serve 26 months in prison and pay $987,000 in restitution. Judge Sullivan ordered Haiteng Wu to forfeit his interest in two condominium units (one in McLean, Virginia and one in Arlington, Virginia). Fard Khati’s wife was also convicted of mail fraud and must be in prison for more than five months.

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