A Brooklyn, Maryland man was sentenced to 50 days in jail for conspiring to steal Apple products from the Sprint store at TownMall of Westminster and resold them in Baltimore, according to court documents.
Marcus Cager Adisa Graham, 18, of the 800 block of Jack Street, was charged with theft of property valued between $1,500 and $25,000 and conspiring to do the same, according to online court records. He was held from Sept. 26 to Nov. 15, online court records show.
Graham was sentenced Friday to five years with all but 50 days suspended and three years probation for the conspiring to commit theft charge, online court documents indicate. He must also pay approximately $5,640 in restitution to Sprint, online court documents state.
Graham entered a not guilty plea, with agreement to the statement of facts for the conspiring to commit theft charge, online court documents show. The state did not seek to prosecute Graham for the first theft charge as part of the plea deal, online court records show.
According to the application for the statement of charges, five men entered the Sprint store Sept. 10 at about 1:47 p.m. and took Apple products on display, ripping them from the security wire system. Among the stolen items were five iPhones, two iPads, and one Apple Watch, valued $6,721 total, according to the statement.
Westminster police got the serial numbers of the stolen items and entered them into a police database that searched for pawned items, and three of them popped up as sold, the statement reads. Graham allegedly sold an iPhone XR, iPad Pro, Apple Watch series 4, and four other items not from the Westminster Sprint store to a business in the 200 block of E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore on Sept. 10 at 3:02 p.m. The three items from Westminster were worth approximately $2,080 and Graham made $650 for selling them, the statement reads.
Baltimore City police put a hold on the transactions under Graham’s ticket number, and police learned Howard County police previously put a hold on the same ticket number, according to the statement. Police learned the other items Graham sold under the same ticket number were stolen in a similar theft in Howard County, the statement reads.
Surveillance footage from the Sprint store identified Graham, according to the statement. He was arrested Sept. 26, online court records show.
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The Carroll County Public Defender’s Office has been assigned to represent Graham, but his attorney could not be reached for comment just before 5 p.m. Monday.