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Fei Lam, a high school senior and gadget geek from Queens, managed to make the right friends at Foxconn, the company that manufactures the iPhone for Apple. While the Cupertino crew can't seem to get the white model out the door, Lam apparently scored enough of the parts to sell conversion kits that turn boring ol' black iPhone 4s into stunning white versions. Through his site, he has sold more than $130,000 worth of kits, enough to put himself through college. The only problem? Lam's college career might just have to wait, as a private investigation firm that deals with counterfeiting and trademark violations has recently accused him of selling stolen goods.

Lam believes the letter he received is an empty threat and simply an attempt to scare him out of business. The teen intends to continue selling the kits, but he's still planning on getting a lawyer -- just in case. (The legal repercussions for selling stolen goods can be quite harsh, as one might imagine.) The New York Observer points out that a Kansan woman convicted of selling stolen goods on eBay earlier this year is currently facing $250,000 in fines and up to five years in jail. So Lam had better be careful, or he'll lose that precious tuition fund, and might end up being the oldest incoming freshman after he's finally able to enroll in 2016.

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