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2 Nabbed in iPad Theft When Selfies Appear on Owner’s iCloud

In this undated photo provided by Randy Schaefer, Dorian Walker-Gaines, left, and Dillan Thompson, pose for a selfie they unknowingly uploaded to Schaefer's iCloud account, made with Schaefer's stolen iPad holding money they allegedly took from his vehicle. Investigators arrested the pair on theft charges late Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Houston. The iPad, other electronics and thousands of dollars were stolen from the victim's truck Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Randy Schaefer)
In this undated photo provided by Randy Schaefer, Dorian Walker-Gaines, left, and Dillan Thompson, pose for a selfie they unknowingly uploaded to Schaefer’s iCloud account, made with Schaefer’s stolen iPad holding money they allegedly took from his vehicle. Investigators arrested the pair on theft charges late Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Houston. The iPad, other electronics and thousands of dollars were stolen from the victim’s truck Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Randy Schaefer)

 

HOUSTON (AP) — Two men arrested in Houston are accused of stealing an iPad and using it to take selfies that they unknowingly uploaded to the owner’s iCloud account.

The men appeared in the photos displaying money they are also accused of taking from the victim.

Investigators arrested the pair on theft charges late Wednesday.

The iPad, other electronics and thousands of dollars were stolen from the victim’s truck Jan. 8.

He later noticed his iCloud account had images of the men holding $100 bills.

Some stolen items were dumped behind a Starbucks. The victim believes his iPad connected to the Starbucks Wi-Fi and the images synced to his iCloud account.

He shared the images with the media. The photos ended up online, helping authorities identify the suspects.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Information from: KHOU-TV, http://www.khou.com

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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