An executive at Foxconn, maker of Apple phones, faces 10 years in jail after being charged with stealing his own 5,700 iPhone.
Obviously, the fate of these devices was none other than the illegal sale, which would have pocketed a whopping amount of 1.5 million dollars.
According to several reports, the accused forced eight of his subordinates to extract units of iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s from the Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, China between 2013 and 2014.
On the other hand, it seems that the stolen phones were not the final version for consumers, but devices in tests, which made it easier for subordinates to extract them without attracting anyone's attention.
Moreover, several sources claim that the operation has been uncovered after an internal audit carried out by the company, which has led to the arrest of the accused.
Even so, the executive, a Taiwanese surnamed Tsai, still has to go to trial, although he is very unlikely to get out of it and avoid jail.