(Original title: A woman sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing more than 3,000 iPods used by Native American students)
After a lengthy trial and sentencing process, a woman from New Mexico was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for her involvement in a plan to steal and resell iPods intended to be offered to students in native America。 Stoke, 46, admitted to stealing more than 3,000 iPods purchased in New Mexico's Central Comprehensive School District between 2013 and 2018.
The Justice Department said in a press release that between 2010 and 2019, Stoke worked for the school district and oversaw a program to provide iPods to Native American children living on a tribal reservation in New Mexico, after which she sold the machines on eBay for personal gain after stealing the iPods.
The Justice Department said Stoker said she received more than $800,000 in illegal proceeds from the sale of stolen iPods, which themselves were worth more than $1 million.
In addition, Stoke also admitted to falsifying tax returns from 2012 to 2017, and she did not report a large amount of taxable income, which caused 270821 dollars in tax losses to the U.S. government.
District Judge Catherine C. Blake accused Stoke of engaging in interstate transportation of stolen goods and tax fraud, and her sentence included three years of post-prison supervision in addition to an 18-month prison sentence.