Authorities confiscate fake purses, pirated movies at Greenfield barber shop
WTMJ News Team
Jermont Terry reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
GREENFIELD- Police found everything from fake glasses and purses to pirated movies in plain sight at a Greenfield barber shop.
The owner of the barber shop is accused of offering more than just cheap haircuts. Greenfield police and the feds seized thousands of dollars worth of knock off designer purses and bootleg DVDs they say were illegally sold at Ultimate Great Kutz Barbershop.
The open sign is still lit at Ultimate Great Kutz Barbershop at 5121 W. Forest Home Ave. But after Greenfield police raided the business on Monday several things are missing.
A sign at the shop clearly says they sell DVDs CDs and designer bags. But a police search warrant shows the name brand items like "Gucci"and "Louis Vuitton" were all fake.
Greenfield Detective Sergeant Ray Radakovich says they acted on a tip after the owner sold the knock offs for three years in plain sight. "When undercover agents entered the business they realized much of the items were out on display," said Radakovich. "Movies that were still in theaters, DVD cases were displayed on the wall for sale."
TODAY'S TMJ4 tried to get the owner to explain, but he did not want to answer any questions. Police say Louis Vuitton Clutch bag retails at over $500 and a Gucci purse retails for over $3,500. Detectives handed the employee $80 cash and were handed a large plastic bag which contained a DVD, purse and clutch bag.
Now Greenfield police say the feds are involved. "In conjunction with Department of Homeland Security, immigration custom enforcements are looking into his supplier and where he was obtaining the bags to resale here," said Radakovich.
There have been no charges filed against the owner. This case is still under review by the district attorney's office.