Apple Gift Card Scammers Sentenced for Role in $1.5M Fraud

Two men who engineered a massive gift card scam against Apple have been sentenced to federal prison for a $1.5 million Apple gift card scheme that included the theft of several Apple store point-of-sale systems in order to load credits onto gift cards that they then used to purchase Apple products.

Syed Ali, 29, and Jason Tout-Puissant, 27, 2019 each pled guilty to wire fraud. Ali will serve 37 months in federal prison, and Tout-Puissant, 60 months. The men also must pay $1.26 million to Apple in restitution for their crimes.

Tout-Puissant told the court that¬†he stole Apple PoS systems¬†from an Apple store in Southlake, Tex., and from outside the building logged into the store’s Wi-Fi network to issue gift cards with fake credits. Using Apple’s Passbook application, Read more:

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