Gang Buys own Music on iTunes with Stolen Credit Cards

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Gizmodo made our Friday just a little more bizarrely amusing with a story about a British gang whose DJ made some music, got it up on iTunes (and Amazon) with a 40% commission, and then used stolen credit cards to buy it -- making them look popular, and $300,000 "richer" at the same time. Strangest part?

the British police won't know why they did it until they ask them?

Us neither then.

Rene Ritchie

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Gang Buys own Music on iTunes with Stolen Credit Cards

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I'd have thought the reason why they did it was fairly obvious, surely. Dirty money goes into Amazon and Apple, clean money comes out. Classic money laundering, or am I missing something?