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Salt Lake City police nab alleged iPad-buying identity thieves

Published April 14, 2014 1:28 pm

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A couple with bogus Pennsylvania identities were behind bars Monday following their arrests for fraudulently attempting to buy iPads at a Salt Lake City Apple store.

Police said the crime took place about 1:40 p.m. Saturday at 50 S. Main Street Apple outlet. The manager called 911 when a man, 22, and a woman, 19, tried to purchase the tablet computers.

The manager found a record in Apple's purchasing system of the two also having bought iPads earlier in the day with fraudulent identities at a store in Farmington.

Police arrived and arrested the couple, who remained in Salt Lake County Jail Monday without bail, booked on suspicion of second-degree felony communications fraud and third-felony forgery counts.

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