Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Did you ever wonder what happens to stolen electronics?

Here's a piece on the journey of a stolen laptop from the school it was stolen from to the unsuspecting buyer halfway across the US.
Thousands of laptops and cellphones are taken each year in the District, and police readily admit that they are frustrated by the ease with which stolen treasures can be unloaded for fast cash. Some are recycled, others are sold on the streets or from stores that deal in stolen goods. In most cases, the trail becomes too convoluted to follow, and the electronics become lost on the legitimate market.
Via The Washington Post

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