Alameda Man Who Burglarized Steve Jobs' Home Sentenced to 7 Years

Kariem McFarlin had stashed some of Jobs' personal belongings in a storage locker at Alameda Point.

An Alameda man received a seven-year prison sentence last week for a four-county, Bay-area home burglary spree that included , the Palo Alto Daily News reports.

Kariem McFarlin, 35, a former San Jose State University football player, pleaded guilty in November 2012 to eight counts of residential burglary and one count of possessing stolen property, all felonies. He was sentenced Jan. 17 in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

From at least March 2011 to July 2012, McFarlin targeted homes in affluent neighborhoods that appeared vacant while under construction or being remodeled. 

In addition to the Palo Alto burglary, McFarlin admitted breaking into two homes in Marin County, four homes in San Francisco County and one home in Alameda County.

He also admitted keeping hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property from those burglaries at his home and storage locker in Alameda.

McFarlin’s stolen haul included computers, jewelry, furniture and a solid silver bar.  

He was arrested in Alameda on Aug. 2, 2012. Two weeks later police reported fining items personal items belonging to Jobs, including his credit cards and underwear, stowed in a storage facility at Alameda Point that had been rented by McFarlin.

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joel January 22, 2013 at 09:35 PM
will be out next week for good conduct .......


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