“Maryland State Police said they’ve recovered hundreds of counterfeit Apple products that were for sale at two stores in Arundel Mills Mall, and they’re warning consumers to beware of what they’re buying,” Barry Simms reports for WBAL-TV.
“Officers said they raided the Cyberion store and the ST Tech Pros kiosk last Friday and recovered hundreds of fake Apple products that were being sold as authentic factory replacements,” Simms reports. “The items recovered included iPhones and the colored fronts and backings that go with them, cellphone conversion kits, iPhone and iPad covers, Apple product ID stickers, iPad replacement screens and various internal iPhone parts. Detectives also found packaging materials, equipment used to design and print those materials and computer equipment believed to be used to clone phones.”
“‘Our investigators believe that they were acting as some type of authorized Apple repair shop and they were taking Apple phones and replacing them with interior parts that were inferior, that were fake, that were not Apple products,’ Shipley said,” Simms reports. “Police said the estimated value of all the items was more than $89,000.”
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