OKLAHOMA CITY – A trip to get her iPhone repaired turned into a nightmare for an Oklahoma City woman after a worker allegedly stole her personal photos.
It happened at a T-Mobile in southwest Oklahoma City.
“The victim obviously felt that she was protected,” Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Megan Morgan said. “She wasn’t providing anybody with the photos. She had them in her own personal phone.”
The woman went to the store to get her iPhone fixed and an employee, Jesus Cardenas, took her phone, police said. After giving it back to her, she said she made a discovery – some messages had been sent from her phone.
“She said she noticed on her watch that there were some messages sent from her phone, that were no longer showing as sent from her phone,” Morgan said.
The woman then took a closer look.
“When she opened those up, she realized that they were some explicit photos that she had on her phone that appeared to have been sent to another phone -- and she did not send these messages,” Morgan said.
Police said Cardenas sent himself the photos from the victim’s phone and then tried to cover his tracks.
“He did delete them from her phone, showing that he had sent the messages from that phone,” Morgan said. “Fortunately in this case, she had her watch on which showed that she had a record of those messages being sent.”
It’s a trust police say was violated.
“This person just abused the power that he was given by her presenting him the phone. He obviously went in there and took advantage of the situation,” Morgan said.
KFOR reached out to T-Mobile but haven’t received a response.
Cardenas is in jail charged with nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images and receiving and concealing stolen property.