Sanibel man charged in sting involving rare Nike shoes
PORTLAND, Ore. - A Sanibel man is at the center of an investigation into two Nike employees accused of selling rare Nike shoes for their own financial gain.
The investigation led to the arrest of 35-year-old Jason Michael Keating of Sanibel last week.
An affidavit as that resulted because an internal Nike investigation said an employees had limited pre-production runs of Nike shoes produced so he could steal them and then transfer them to a third party for selling.
Keating is allegedly one of the third party sellers of what were called "Look See" shoes, that sneaker collectors are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a single pair of shoes.
Keating was arrested after paying more than $20,000 of "Look See" shoes to a confidential source according to investigators. Keating was then arrested on a charge of receiving stolen goods on Wednesday April 16th.
The court affidavit revealed that the employee admitted that had stolen several hundred pairs of Nike Look See shoes and sold them in different ways.