Reported on NJ.com stated that a Clifton man was arrested on charges of selling an estimated $400,000 worth of stolen and counterfeit clothing, along with accessories, out of his Paterson shop, where detectives seized more than $60,000 in goods, authorities said Wednesday.
Andres Grullon, 56, faces charges of counterfeiting, fencing and receiving stolen property, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said in a statement. Victoria’s Secret and other major clothing brands notified the sheriff’s office in December that Grullon was suspected of fencing merchandise at his Main Street store, Kaylee G. Fashion.
Victoria’s Secret products are sold exclusively at the brand’s retail stores, however, authorities recovered more than $35,000 worth of pants and undergarments from Grullon’s shop, the sheriff said.
In addition to the stolen clothing, Berdnik said investigators also found more than $30,000 in phony merchandise using brands including Michael Kors, Chanel, Gucci, Lacoste, Burberry and Louis Vuitton.
The arrest on Tuesday came after detectives made a series of undercover purchases at the store, according to Berdnik. Grullon was moving an estimated $1,000 worth of illicit goods a day.
Grullon was taken to the city’s holding cell, with bail set at $40,000, the sheriff said. Detectives were working to identify possible co-conspirators and additional charges were possible.
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