Woman sentenced in scheme to steal iPods intended for kids

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico school district employee faces 18 months in prison after sentenced in a yearslong scheme to steal and resell thousands of Apple iPods intended for children on the Navajo Nation.

Kristy Stock of Waterflow was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Maryland after previously pleading guilty to interstate transportation of stolen goods and tax fraud.

According to federal prosecutors, Stock stole up to 250 iPods at a time and provided them to codefendants who bought the devices from Stock and resold them via eBay at a profit.

Prosecutors said Stock formerly worked for the Central Consolidated School District headquartered in Shiprock