NYPD Confiscates Thousands Of Fake Electronics At Chelsea Home
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police raided a home in Chelsea Thursday afternoon where they said they found a treasure-trove of counterfeit Apple products and other electronics with a street value of nearly $1 million.
Investigators said they had been watching the West 28th Street home for weeks.
Police said they executed a search warrant after watching Iaron Baskerville come out of the home with a fake iPhone which he then tried to sell to someone on the corner of Ninth Avenue and West 39th Street.
Baskerville was arrested on Jan. 31 and charged with possession of a forged instrument and fraudulent accosting.
During a raid Thursday, police confiscated 4,200 pairs of fake Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, 500 counterfeit iPhones and iPods, and 19 fake iPads.
Two other suspects, 36-year-old Mo Ling and 25-year-old Cindy Lie, have been arrested and charged with trademark counterfeiting.