A delivery executive in China stole 14 units of iPhone 12 Pro Max. The price of these phones is estimated to be CNY 180,000 or USD$ 27,421.
Tang was given the job of delivering iPhone 12 Pro Max from a company called Meituan-Dianping. The iPhone units had to be delivered to an Apple Authorised Reseller.
The incident happened in China’s Guiyang city, the capital of Guizhou province. When Tang received these iPhones, he cancelled the delivery and paid CNY 10 as penalty. But what alarmed the store owners was the fact that instead of bringing these smartphones back, the delivery partner went missing.
He was untraceable after conning the company. The thief started shopping recklessly and sold some of the iPhones to buy expensive clothes. He gifted one of the phones to his friend as a payback of a loan. Tang even rented a BMW for CNY 600 per day and was living the life of his dreams.
However, he was nabbed a few days later by the police. They recovered around eight of the phones stolen by Tang, which were around CNY 10,000 each.
He is now in police custody and would be tried by the legal system for stealing the items. Tang has been blacklisted by the Apple store.