A Central City man has been charged in connection with cloning more than 300 stolen cellular phones.
Between Oct. 1, 1997, and Jan. 5 the man "manufactured approximately 321 cloned phones by transferring illegally obtained/stolen cell phone numbers into cellular phones supplied by customers," charges filed in 3rd District Court say.The man then sold the cloned phones back to the customers, the charges state.
While serving a search warrant at the man's apartment, 519 S. 500 East, police found about 1,000 stolen numbers and equipment used to clone the phones. The man admitted he had cloned the phones, the charges state.
The suspect, 29, has been charged with 10 counts of manufacturing of unlawful telecommunication device, a second-degree felony. He is being held at the Salt Lake County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.