Burglar Who Stole Steve Jobs’s Computer Is Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

On January 22, 2013


Yesterday the burglar who broke into Steve Jobs’s Palo Alto home last August and stole $60,000 worth of goods, which included among other things Steve Job’s wallet as well as several Macs and iPads, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda broke into the property while it was vacated and undergoing renovation. According to reports he got away with at least two computers, an iPad, jewelry, Jobs’s wallet containing his driver’s license, and other electronic devices. According to the Police report:

REACT officers found McFarlin with help from Apple security, which tracked where the stolen devices were being used by matching their serial numbers with connections to Apple iTunes servers. The IP address in use matched a line in McFarlin’s apartment in nearby Alameda that was also being used by an Apple device registered to a member of his family, according to a police report. […]

McFarlin admitted to the burglary under questioning by Palo Alto police and said he had stolen from other homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, including two homes in Marin County, four homes in San Francisco County and one home in Alameda County.