The engineering student who made 3,000 fraudulent iPhone warranty claims pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court on May 21st.
The student had sent Apple fake iPhones claiming they didn’t work and received real ones in return, according to a Bloomberg article. While half of the student’s claims were rejected by Apple, the student was still able to get replacement phones in 1,493 cases that were worth nearly a million dollars.
Apple said fake phones are usually detected when technicians turn the phone on, but in the case of the student, none of the phones turned on and were deemed non-functional. The student also used multiple names to file claims so he wouldn’t be detected.
If the judge accepts the plea bargain then the student could be sent to prison for three years, 9to5Mac reported.