PHONE THEFT: Police identified Gaur through a photo that appeared in the complainant's iCloud.
PHONE THEFT: Police identified Gaur through a photo that appeared in the complainant's iCloud. Marc Stapelberg

Thief found through iCloud

A THIEF has been discovered through one woman's iCloud account after her phone was stolen at Roma Races.

Dalby Magistrate Court heard Max Ishamel Gaur, 22, discovered an iPhone while at the races and held onto the device.

After assuming the phone had been lost and purchasing a new, replacement phone the victim approached police when a number of photos belonging to Gaur appeared in her iCloud.

According to police prosecutor Derek Brady, the complainant did not recognise the people in the photo, but police tracked down Gaur who admitted to the crime.

After pleading guilty to the one count of stealing, Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Gaur $450 and did not record a conviction.