Jun 7, 2018

Amazon $1.2m gadget scam couple jailed

A couple who admitted stealing more than $1.2m worth of goods from Amazon have been sentenced to nearly six years in jail. The couple exploited Amazon's customer service policy by claiming electronics they ordered were damaged and received replacements at no charge. The couple used hundreds of fake identities to order gadgets from Amazon, then reported fake issues with the devices that led to replacements being sent out which they sold on for profit. In the Amazon scam, the couple stole more than 2,700 electronic items including Microsoft Xbox consoles, Samsung smartwatches, Apple MacBook and GoPro cameras. Erin Finan was sentenced to 71 months in prison and his wife to 68 months.

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