Greenfield man arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit sports jerseys
Jermont Terry reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
GREENFIELD- Greenfield police have arrested a man for selling counterfeit sports jerseys.
Authorities say he ran the operation from his house, and used his job to do the shipping.
Greenfield police raided a house after receiving an anonymous tip the owner was running an illegal business.
The newest Aaron Rodgers jerseys are already at stores. While everyone would love to sport one, the steep price tag of Packers or Brewers jerseys often prevent fans from buying.
A police search warrant obtained by TODAY'S TMJ4 reveals police discovered counterfeit NFL and MLB jerseys were easy to come by at one Greenfield house.
TODAY'S TMJ4 stopped by that home, but the woman who answered said the man wasn't home.
Police arrested the owner of the home after making an undercover buy. They purchased Packers and Brewers jerseys for $40 each.
Over the weekend they came back and searched the house.
Many neighbors in the Morgan Oak subdivision didn't want to talk on camera. But one woman who lives across the street says UPS trucks made several deliveries to the home.
The owner "admitted that the jersey's were counterfeit" and told investigators "he knew the sale was illegal".
He further told them he "uses his home computer to purchase the jerseys from a Chinese run website" and then has them shipped to his home.
Police say they found more than 100 jerseys packed away and that the man's wife apparently attempted to remove the evidence before the officers arrival.
Neighbors told TODAY'S TMJ4 that Greenfield police spent close to an hour gathering evidence from the house. Police wouldn't comment because it's open case but they did say it's unclear how wide the scope of the counterfeit jersey scheme goes.