Fourteenth person charged with felony counts of burglary, identity theft and retail theft at Apple Deer Park store

“In the latest report of attempted theft at the Deer Park Apple Store, Lake County Sheriff’s officials said Friday that a New York City man was arrested late Thursday for allegedly attempting to open an account using someone else’s identity,” Lake County News-Sun reports.

“Arrested [was] Jose E. Baez-Polanco, 19, of New York, N.Y.,” Lake County News-Sun reports. “‘The investigation revealed Baez-Polanco used a victim’s identity to fraudulently open an credit account and charged a new Apple iPhone to the fraudulent account,'” the statement added, reporting that Baez-Polanco was charged with felony counts of burglary, identity theft and retail theft.”

Lake County News-Sun reports, “Officials report he remained held in Lake County Jail Friday on $100,000 bail and is next due in court on March 14.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The Apple Deer Park store seems to be a “mecca for bad actors.”

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  1. Weird. I live about 15 miles from that store. its a small shopping area off of a major state road (RT 12). Bought a few things at that store too. Again small shopping area but high end stores like Apple and Brooks Brothers.

  2. Isn’t an iPhone traceable? If you are going to be fraudulent don’t do it with a device that has location built in.
    They caught him before he got off with the goods but still doesn’t make sense to do it with this type of device.

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