An employee to Research In Motion, Pritam Dhillon, who worked as a repair technician at RIM for 2 ½ years, was sentenced to six months of house arrest for stealing company BlackBerrys. Dhillon put the Blackberrys into garbage bags and threw into a garbage can at a fenced-in patio outside. In total he stole 104 Blackberrys, which totaled an amount of $31,000. “It’s
truly tragic when an individual who had such a fine reputation comes to
this country for laudable reasons . . . and you end up in these
situations,” the judge said. Dhillon was caught when a security guard found the bags full of Blackberrys and waited to see who came back to pick them up.
September 27, 2009