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Thief Stole Call of Duty WWII DVDs From Sony and Sold on Ebay

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This didn't make national news but was talked about here in Chicago at CyberSecurity.

 


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A man faces a felony charge for selling video games stolen from Sony DADC.

Terre Haute Police began their investigation into this on Friday.

 

This is a unique case.

 

We spoke with the Vigo County Prosecutor on why the man police arrested faces a felony charge of theft, which is usually a misdemeanor.

 

Misdemeanor theft s one of the charges Dshaye Towles faces.

 

He also faces a felony count of what's called "offense against intellectual property."

 

Police say Towles was selling video games stolen from DADC in Terre Haute that aren't even out yet.

 

He posted the games on eBay.


The game he was allegedly selling? Call of Duty World War II. It doesn't even come out until November.

 

He was arrested during a traffic stop near 8th and Ohio in Terre Haute.

 

Officials say he made only $45 per sale.

 

We asked the prosecutor why video games are considered intellectual property.

 

"People can't go out and create that same video game because it's considered a trade secret and the technology behind it, they've got patents, those kinds of things," Terry Modesitt said.

 

Sony DADC told police they have no record of Towles working for them.

 

Court documents don't say how Towles received copies of the unreleased game.

 

DADC officials believe Call of Duty World War II and Madden 18 were both stolen on the same day in early October.

 

Towles also has pending drug-related charges he will have to answer to next week when he returns to court.

 

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steven36

I don't really think someone stealing DVDs from a Sony Factory and selling them online would effect no ones privacy or security so really this posted in the wrong part of the forum  .

 

Man Arrested for Stealing CoD WWII Copies from Sony Factory

https://www.dexerto.com/news/man-arrested-attempting-steal-cod-wwii-copies-sony-factory/37214

 

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steven36
12 minutes ago, 0bin said:

Are DVD or BD? I think this game is big if is new game.

Who cares? this kind of stuff happens at Factories in the USA  all the time were i'm from some of the bosses were busted stealing,  some plants they didn't get caught. But I never worked in a plant were this sort of thing didn't happen, if they had anything worth selling  on the black market and  a lot times it's the bosses doing it . :P

 

It don't say what kind of media it just says 

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The games were stolen from a Sony DADC factory who manufactures DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, and other CD-based products. It’s believed Madden 18 games were also stolen.

 

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DKT27
4 hours ago, SB7 said:

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virge

A few xmas'es ago, a bunch of kids was in the game section of Walmart, taking a box cutter to console games and putting the discs in their pockets. Sneaky little bastards.

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Mystique
9 hours ago, virge said:

A few xmas'es ago, a bunch of kids was in the game section of Walmart, taking a box cutter to console games and putting the discs in their pockets. Sneaky little bastards.


Wow I'm surprised retailers in the US place games out on the shelf live. In some parts of the world they are never out on the shelf with the disks inside, heck not even pro-lock cases stop theft in some parts of the world. I'm surprised at Walmart not having the sense to have them locked away or something.

I've personally seen grown ass women do this kind of stuff in stores and when confronted about it they acted all innocent and sweet. Scumbags!
The sad part is your unsuspecting grandma type might pick up the case and not bother to look only to find they have paid for an expensive case when they get home.

If you're going to be a lousy scumbag and shoplift then you might as well go all the way and put the effort into leaving little to no traces by taking the case also. (Just sayin)

 

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JimmySvert

Some people who believe in conspiracy theories would say that the whole thing is staged, so to boost Call of Duty WWII's sales. Another fiasco they would say.

I would say that this incident is just a byproduct of a person's plain stupidity, immorality, immaturity & lame actions to make money out of a hot not-yet-released AAA+ title.

 

 

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Ol' Pimphand
On 10/20/2017 at 8:45 PM, virge said:

A few xmas'es ago, a bunch of kids was in the game section of Walmart, taking a box cutter to console games and putting the discs in their pockets. Sneaky little bastards.

I've never seen a game that wasn't behind a locked glass case. That said, it's easier to pirate online than do that these days..stupid kids.

 

When I was a kid, most games were on cartridges that you could rent. We used to open them up, take the board out and swap it with another game's board, after we dipped it in salt water so that it wouldn't work, then take the game back to the rental store saying it didn't work and got a refund.

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nIGHT
21 hours ago, Ol' Pimphand said:

I've never seen a game that wasn't behind a locked glass case. That said, it's easier to pirate online than do that these days..stupid kids.

 

When I was a kid, most games were on cartridges that you could rent. We used to open them up, take the board out and swap it with another game's board, after we dipped it in salt water so that it wouldn't work, then take the game back to the rental store saying it didn't work and got a refund.

Now this jogs my memory! Atari and family computer era,  those were the days when there's nothing cool happening and yet have these to save the day playing with your friends. :)

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