Kariem McFarlin, who unknowingly broke in to the under-construction home of the late Steve Jobs last summer and stole iPads and jewelry, among other items, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. He's also been sentenced to pay restitution to his burglary victims, which also included other homes in the Bay Area.
McFarlin, 35, claimed he didn't know he had broken into Jobs' house, which was occupied by his widow at the time, until he came across some pieces of mail addressed to Jobs. He pleaded guilty to the crime, and said he had turned to burglary because he had money problems and had become desperate.
The burglary happened between July 16 and 17, 2012. McFarlin was quickly caught due to tracking software on the stolen Apple devices, which led police directly to the home of one of his relatives, and to McFarlin's home in Alameda.