A 24-year-old former Apple employee faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly using recoded credit and debit cards to buy nearly $1 million worth of Apple gift cards, then reselling them on the black market, according to authorities in Queens County, New York.

“The defendant is accused of using his tech skills to rig the values on both American Express and Visa gift cards and then using them to purchase gift cards from his employer, the Apple Store,” said Richard Brown, the Queens district attorney, in a statement Tuesday. “The young man, a trusted employee who worked both as a salesperson and tech support, is accused of breaking that trust as well as the law.”

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