Interesting iPhone Case – Locate My iPhone Really Works

Lt. McDonnell of our Investigations Division let us know of an interesting case involving a stolen iPhone:

On 11/22/2013 Officer Sparre took a larcey report where an I-phone 5 was stolen from a restaurant.  The victim reported he used the location service on his I-pad and the Iphone was showing in Auburn Hills.  Officer Sparre obtained the victim’s Apple ID and Password then utilized the Locate My Iphone application through an investigator.  The phone was showing to be located at a specific location in a building in our city–another workplace.

Officer Sparre went to the location where the phone was showing  and met with the Human Resources Department.   The HR person knew that one of their workers also worked at the restaurant where the phone was stolen.  The employee was pulled into the office and the phone was recovered from the employee. The employee was arrested for Larceny in a Building.  It was also discovered that the employee was working under different names at each of the workplaces.  The victim got his phone back.

The moral of the story is:  THIS TYPE OF APP REALLY WORKS!!!  If you don’t have one on your phone, maybe you should.

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