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Burglar admits Steve Jobs' house was eighth break-in in crime spree

Kariem McFarlin's plea was given in exchange for reduced maximum prison sentence

The man who was accused of breaking into the home of late Steve Jobs has admitted that the late Apple co-founder's house was the eighth break-in he carried out during his crime spree in July.

The thief, Kariem McFarlin, 35, is a former salesman who became homeless after losing his job, which led him to commit the burglaries. Reuters reports that, in return for his "no contest" plea, Santa Clara County prosecutors have agreed to recommend that McFarlin is sentenced to a maximum of seven years and eight months in prison for his crimes.

McFarlin was arrested in August and has been behind bars since. If he had not pled guilty, McFarlin could have been sentenced to up to 16 years in jail when he receives the final sentence in court in January.

During the burglary of Steve Jobs' Palo Alto house, which was being renovated and therefore was unoccupied at the time, McFarlin reportedly stole two iMacs, three iPads, an Apple TV, two Tiffany necklaces worth a total of $58,000 and a Sodastream.

In questioning, McFarlin admitted he didn't know he was inside Jobs' home until he found a letter from the Apple co-founder.

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