SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the AG's eCrime Unit goes after two individuals suspected in buying large amounts of smartphones in California for resale in Hong Kong, bringing in nearly $4 million dollars in less than a year.
According to Harris: The arraignment follows a six-month, multi-state investigation into the trafficking of stolen smart phones by the California Attorney General's eCrime Unit.
"This international theft ring used fraud and deceit to steal smartphones and exploit the homeless," said Attorney General Harris. "I applaud the hard work of our Special Agents whose tenacious investigation put an end to this criminal enterprise."
Defendants Shou Lin Wen, 39, of Sacramento, and Yuting Tan, 27, of Sacramento, were arrested on March 6 and arraigned today on eight felony counts of money laundering, grand theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.