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Find your stolen iPhone? There's an app for that

By Tom Kertscher of the Journal Sentinel
Posted: Feb. 15, 2010

Oak Creek — A man whose iPhone was stolen while he was in church used GPS tracking to lead police to the home of the suspect, who confessed to that theft and a number of others.

"It's certainly a tactic that we look for all the time," Oak Creek Police Chief Tom Bauer said Monday.

But he wasn't sure his force had ever recovered a stolen phone quite this way.

Tiernan Paine decided to leave his $400 iPhone in his Toyota Camry while he attended services Thursday night at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Oak Creek. The 28-year-old Wauwatosa resident didn't lock the doors, and he left the popular cell phone in plain view.

Later that night, after discovering the theft, Paine remembered that he subscribes to MobileMe, a service for his iPhone that synchronizes data between his phone and his home computer.

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Added: Feb-16-2010 Occurred On: Feb-15-2010
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