Kariem McFarlin Arrested for Steve Jobs Computer Theft
Steve Jobs' House Burglarized, $60,000 Worth of Computers Stolen
Steve Jobs' house was burglarized, and roughly $60,000 worth of computer equipment was stolen from the late Apple co-founder's estate.
Kariem McFarlin was arrested on August 2 and charged with burglary and selling stolen property.
Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery, said that Kariem McFarlin didn't specifically target Steve Jobs' house because of its famous former resident: apparently the house was chosen at random. While it's a really nice house, on a really nice street, the fact that it belonged to Steve Jobs is basically public knowledge.
To be honest, we'd love to know how Steve Jobs' computers were configured, or of all of the devices were even Macs. Any Linux boxes?
McFarlin, who remains in county jail on $500,000 bail, could face a maximum prison sentence of seven years and eight months, including a one-year enhancement for "excessive taking of property," Flattery said. He is slated to return to court Aug. 20 to enter a plea.
Even the estate of Steve Jobs is not safe from the spike in burglaries that's been plaguing Palo Alto.