Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Taylor Swift CDs

A French man has received a sentence of eight years in prison for his involvement in the theft and unauthorized sale of 10 Taylor Swift Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) CDs.

As reported by French outlet Alouette, the CDs originated from a record and vinyl pressing facility located in Le Mans, France. The perpetrator, a 43-year-old man, managed to acquire ten copies of Taylor Swift’s unreleased re-recorded album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).

Initially, he sold two of the discs for 25 euros each. Later, he raised the price to 50 euros and successfully sold an additional four CDs.

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) isn’t scheduled for release until July 7. Swift recently announced the eagerly awaited project during the final night of her Nashville performances on The Eras Tour back in May.

The manufacturer, entrusted with producing CDs for Universal Music, is now nervous about their association with the record label being compromised as a result of the individual’s actions.

“It’s our future that is compromised. There are jobs and millions of euros at stake,” the company said.

It was disclosed that the individual who stole the CDs possesses an extensive history of criminal activities, including 24 prior instances of theft, drug trafficking, fraud, and various other offenses.

It’s reported that two CDs are currently still missing.