Updated: 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 25
The seized thousands of pirated DVDs and other counterfeit merchandise from a local shop Monday.
According to a search warrant filed with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office April 18, two undercover Greenfield Police officers went to Ultimate Great Kutz Barbershop, 5121 W. Forest Home Ave. after receiving an anonymous complaint that the business was selling counterfeit merchandise including Coach purses, CDs and DVDs.
The officers went to the shop, which advertises the sale of DVDs, CDs and urban wear in the storefront window, and purchased a Gucci purse for $50, a tan Louis Vuitton clutch for $20 and a Tower Heist DVD for $10.
The DVD was a rewritable Magnavox DVD with “Towe Heist” written on it in black marker, and a special agent of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed the officer’s belief that the purse and clutch were counterfeit.
Sgt. Ray Radakovich told FOX6 police recovered in excess of 1,375 DVDs and a number of bags, clutches and purses. The seized items were worth tens of thousands of dollars. Radakovich told WISN 12 it was an operation unlike any other Radakovich has seen in his 17 years with the department.
The store's owner, Stanley Cole, told WISN 12 the items weren't fake.
Police Chief Brad Wentlandt said he expected the suspect to be charged Wednesday.