US v. Caymen
No. 03-30365 (4-21-05). Defendant obtained a computer by fraud, and when the police went to retrieve it, they found child porn on the hard drive. Defendant argued that the police shouldn't have looked without a warrant; the gov't argued that he didn't have standing since the computer still belonged to the store (it was taken without payment). The 9th held that the defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy, or at least one that society and the 4th amend would protect, because he had obtained the laptop by fraud.