Burglar That Got Into Steve Jobs’ Home Admits To 8 Break-Ins

Kariem McFarlin broke into Steve Jobs’ home and 7 other homes after he lost his job and became homeless.  Mr. McFarlin was arrested earlier this year and has pleaded “no contest” for breaking into several homes including the one owned by Mr. Jobs.

Santa Clara County prosecutors have agreed to recommend that the burglary be sentenced to no more than 7 years and 8 months in prison.

Mr. McFarlin has been in jail since July 17th.  He was arrested and charged with one count of burglary and one count of receiving stolen property from Mr. Jobs’ home.  The Jobs family was not living in the home at the time of the robbery since it was undergoing renovations.

Around $60,000 in jewelry was taken from Steve Jobs’ home.  Mr. McFarlin also took several computers and Jobs’ wallet nine months after he passed away.  Investigators had found the stolen goods in a storage locker that is owned by Mr. McFarlin.

Mr. McFarlin plead “no contest” to 8 counts of first-degree burglary and one count of receiving stolen property.  He also robbed several homes in upscale San Francisco neighborhoods that were going through renovations.

The investigators hunted down Mr. McFarlin by using an iPad that was stolen from Steve Jobs’ home that was still connected to Apple’s servers.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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