GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A 23-year-old Kalamazoo man charged with mail fraud and moneylaundering was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in prison and he mustpay $648,568 in restitution to Apple.
Nicholas Arthur Woodhams also was ordered to pay $8,066.85 tothe postal service.
Woodhams created a business to fix broken iPod shuffles, federaldocuments show. He would use the serial numbers to get Apple tosend replacements, which he would turn around and sell online for$49 each.
He did that more than 9,000 times in 2006 and 2007, prosecutorssaid.
Woodhams sold the shipped the stolen merchandise withcounterfeit postage, which sparked the attention of U.S. Postalinspectors. In addition, he wired $200,000 of his proceeds from aMichigan bank to a Missouri brokerage account, which violates moneylaundering laws.
As part of his plea deal, he gave up $750,000, his Portage home,an Audi S4 sedan, a racing car and motorcycle.
A 62-year-old man who greeted shoppers at a Meijer store in northern Michigan says he's been fired for putting out a vehicle fire in the parking lot.
Two men accused in the murder of a West Michigan man in Ann Arbor will soon find out if they're going to trial.
The Norton Shores Police Department is reporting three reports of stolen snowblowers this week.