Apple Online Store“The Metropolitan Police’s eCrime unit has charged 12 people with fraud and money laundering offences connected to iTunes,” John Oates reports for The Register.

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“The 12 have been charged with various offences after an investigation carried out with help from the FBI,” Oates reports. “The alleged fraud involved the use of a US firm to upload tracks to iTunes and Amazon, and the use of stolen credit cards to buy the tracks.”

Oates reports, “Amazon and Apple unwittingly paid out royalties to the gang totalling $300,000. The offences are believed to have happened between September 2008 and January 2009.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Gee, how’d they every track down that band of geniuses?