Apple Store employee fired after sending an intimate photo to his phone from a customer’s iPhone

An employee at an Apple Store located in Bakersfield, California has been fired after it was discovered that he send to himself an intimate photo found on a customer’s iPhone. The story first came to light when Gloria Fuentes, the customer is this situation posted a detailed recap of events on her Facebook page.

As Fuentes explains, she went to a nearby Apple store to get the display on her iPhone repaired. Right before leaving her phone Fuentes began deleting a number of sensitive photos from her phone. Her appointment at the Apple Store, however, was rescheduled earlier by a few hours and subsequently didn’t leave her with enough time to delete everything she wanted to.

After coming to the Apple Store, she handed her phone over to an Apple employee who asked for her passcode twice and eventually told her that she would have to address the problem via her carrier.

Later in the day, Fuentes was stunned when opened up her Messages app and found a text message sent to a number she didn’t recognize. Upon opening it up, she was suprised to discover that the Apple store employee “sent himself one of my extremely personal pictures that I took for my boyfriend and it had my geolocation on so he also knows where I live.”

Fuentes also told that the picture in question was taken nearly 12 months prior and was within a library of 5,000 pictures, meaning that the Apple store employee must have spent a lot of time browsing through her personal photos.

Fuentes then went back to the Apple store and confronted the employee about it. He confessed that it was his number but said that “he doesn’t know how that pic got sent.”

Fuentes doubts that this may not have been the first time the Apple employee in question has done something like this.

Commenting on the matter to The Washington Post, the tech company said that it has since fired the employee.
“We are grateful to the customer for bringing this deeply concerning situation to our attention,” a spokesperson said. “Apple immediately launched an internal investigation and determined that the employee acted far outside the strict privacy guidelines to which we hold all Apple employees. He is no longer associated with our company.”

According to local reports, the police are investigating the matter and criminal charges may be forthcoming.
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