Forged Apple malfunction cell phone to deceive 154 new machines, 24 people "get a fortune" and get jailed.


Forged Apple malfunction cell phone to deceive 154 new machines, 24 people

Surging journalist Zhu Yiyi correspondent Jiang Yemeng

Using the rule that "the whole machine can be replaced by a new one with a malfunction", a criminal gang cheated 154 Apple mobile phones.

After Weimou finds the inexpensive fault new machine resources, the assembler will match the proportion of all kinds of faults and reassemble them, and then make corresponding fake warranty cards, invoices, packing boxes and so on. Forgery machines were sent to Apple's special repair departments in Shanghai and Jiangsu to replace the old ones with the new ones. The fraudulent machines were sold at prices lower than the official price of the apple and made profits from them.

Recently, the People's Court of Hongkou District of Shanghai heard the case of Apple Mobile Phone Fraud publicly and sentenced 24 members of the fraud gang at first instance. Among them, the principal offender, Wei Mou, was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 10 years and 6 months'imprisonment with a fine of RMB 100,000. The principal offenders, Liu Mou, Wu Mou and Fang Mou, were convicted of fraud and sentenced to 10 years'imprisonment with a fine of 80,000 yuan. The remaining accomplices are sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment ranging from one year to three years. Some accomplices are subject to probation and fines ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 yuan.

According to the court, in May 2016, an accidental opportunity, Wei Mou found the way of "changing opportunities to make money".

Apple's after-sales clause stipulates that when a new machine fails to turn on within a specified time, it can be replaced free of charge. This kind of new machine with malfunction is called NPO (no power on) machine in the industry. Wei took this rule and started forging apple NPO machine in exchange for iPhone's new machine business.

After finding inexpensive NPO machine resources and sales channels for official replacement machines, Wei felt that the time was ripe and ready to expand his business. Because of the need to start the initial funding, so Wei Liu Liu, Wu, Fang into a partnership.

In July 2017, after consulting beforehand and investing jointly, a group of people began to divide their work and cooperate in switching fraud. Weimou, as the general responsibility, is responsible for coordinating the number of downloads and downloads compliance requirements according to the warranty policy of Apple's special maintenance department, and for switching fraud in Shanghai area; Liu is mainly responsible for capital management and company operation; Wu is responsible for leasing processing points and recruiting relevant personnel to process and assemble Apple NPO failure machine; Fang is negative. Responsible for swindling activities in Jiangsu area.

According to Wei Mou and Liu Mou, after purchasing the cheap Apple NPO machine, the assembler will match the proportion of all kinds of faults, reassemble, and then make up the corresponding fake warranty card, invoice, packing box, etc. Fresh forged NPO machines are sent to Apple's special repair departments in Shanghai and Jiangsu for replacement. Later, the fraudulent new iPhone was sold at a price lower than Apple's official price, earning huge illegal profits.

According to the appraisal, from September 1 to October 17, 2017, Weimou et al. deceived 154 Apple mobile phones of various models by using the above-mentioned methods, and the amount of stolen goods sold amounted to more than 640,000 yuan.

After the trial, the court held that Wei Mou, Liu Mou, Wu Mou, Fang Mou, etc. had formed a partnership to defraud the company's property by fabricating facts and concealing the truth for the purpose of illegal possession. The amount was especially huge, and their acts constituted the crime of fraud.

In the joint crime, the defendants Wei Mou, Liu Mou, Wu Mou and Fang Mou play the main role and are the principal offenders, while the other defendants play the secondary role and are accessory offenders. Considering the role of multiple defendants in joint crime, the situation of stolen goods withdrawal and the attitude of confession and repentance, a trial decision was made.


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