McFarlin was arrested August 2 after he found a key to Jobs' Palo Alto, California, mansion and let himself inside -- and then made off with $60,000 in Apple hardware and luxury goods. Investigators say they were tipped off about McFarlin when one of the stolen devices connected to Apple servers. Officers used the data from the iPad's AT&T wireless connection to track McFarlin back to his house.
When they served a search warrant, detectives discovered the stolen loot. McFarlin later admitted to breaking into the house.
The home of the late tech pioneer, who died of cancer last fall, was burglarized on July 17 but details of the crime were only recently last weekend. An iMac, a customized Mac Mini, a white Apple iPad and 12 other Apple products, including iPods, an Apple TV receiver and remotes, were among the items stolen from the property, which is currently being renovated.
Five days later, McFarlin, 35, was charged with one count of residential burglary and selling stolen property, according to the San Jose Mercury News. He later wrote a letter of apology to Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell.
Jobs was known for a modest personal life and had lived in the residential neighborhood. Authorities suspect his seven-bedroom house was targeted because it was undergoing renovation and may have appeared less secure. The house was surrounded by a temporary construction barrier in July.