An Apple Store employee has been charged with using stolen credit card numbers to buy $997,000 in Apple gift cards, NBC reports. An investigation into charge-backs Apple began receiving on the gift card purchases led authorities to Ruben Profit, who told police he was paid $200 for each $2,000 Apple gift card he purchased with the stolen credit card information. When arrested, Profit was allegedly in possession of seven Apple gift cards worth $2,000 each and 51 Visa and American Express gift cards that had been fraudulently re-encoded with stolen credit card information. Profit has been charged with grand larceny among other crimes, and if convicted, could face up to 15 years in prison.
Apple Store employee charged with stealing nearly $1 million in gift cards
By Dan Pye