A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly stealing an Apple iPhone 11, then selling it for $26 at an ecoATM kiosk at a Walmart. Robert William Winters, 25, of Summerfield, allegedly stole an Apple iPhone 11 from a woman at the Good Time Arcade, says an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
The owner was able to provide the phone’s serial number and it was entered into a database for stolen phones. The phone was sold the same day at the ecoATM at the Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza.
The ecoATM kiosk took a photo of Winters during the transaction and he also provided a copy of his Florida identification card. Winter has a criminal record, with previous theft convictions and convictions for dealing in stolen property. In 2016, he was arrested for a string of 10 commercial burglaries in Summerfield.
The phone was taken into possession by a Sumter County deputy at the ecoATM and the rightful owner identified it as her phone.
Winters was taken into custody Friday on a charge of dealing in stolen property. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.