So, perhaps return it to its rightful owner or contact Apple to register a transfer, if applicable. iPhones are registered with Apple to the owner and their system not only tracks ownership, but can also track its location if it is lost or stolen. The policies in place with Verizon on right on, as they protect the owner of that phone! So, if you have one that wasn't purchased via a legitimate channel you should take it back to wherever you got it from. Sorry, but i think the policy is great since mine was stolen yesterday. I have tracked it, filed a police report, and am waiting for an officer to go to the home where it is located ... so, that person is in trouble unless they return it to the store where they swiped it. Hope this helps.
Sorry to hear that. In your case, the policy is fine, to track stolen phones.
I think Apple won't unlock it, because Apple in contract with providers, so unlocking
Apple devices work in other way: provider must ask for unlock, no the customer/owner
The origin of device is fine, one of my company's customer (our customers are companies in US) provided that.