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Man sentenced for selling counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores

A Florida man will spend 30 months in prison for trying to sell counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores.

As part of his punishment, 56-year-old Jeffrey Steven Telsey also faces three years of probation and must pay $400,506.17 in restitution, as well as a $25,000 fine.  

In January 2008, Homeland Security Investigations was notified that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores.  Homeland Security began buying up the counterfeit razorblades from Telsey, who operated JCA Enterprises.  At the same time, Meijer Stores issued a company-wide recall for the counterfeit blades.

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Thief dines during restaurant break-in

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) - Police are searching for suspects in an unusual break-in at a Norton Shores restaurant.

The manager of Verdonis says someone broke into the business through the roof overnight Saturday. The manager says the suspect ate a bunch of food, drank the restaurant's alcohol and stole the baker's tools before leaving.

Employees of Verdonis have already cleaned up the mess left behind by the thief and reopened the business. The manager says police are reviewing fingerprints left at the scene.

A nearby business on Seminole Road, The Coffee House and Café, was also broken into. The thief broke a window and stole cash.

Anyone with information in these cases is asked to call police.

No injuries in Muskegon house fire

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A Muskegon family was able to get out of their house unharmed after it caught fire early this morning.

The second floor of the home on West Southern Avenue was damaged in the fire that started just after midnight.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muskegon Police investigating overnight shooting

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Muskegon police are investigating an overnight shooting.

Police say the shooting happened during a fight at the Elk's Lodge in the 100 block of Ottawa shortly before two Sunday morning.  Investigators say a man in his early 20's was alert and communicating with officers on the scene.

He was transported to an area hospital with a wound to the stomach.  Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Muskegon Police Department or Silent Observer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WayPoint Academy school closing in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- WayPoint Academy Charter School in Muskegon is closing at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

The WayPoint Academy board, in consultation with Grand Valley Charter Schools Office, voted to close the Academy Friday.

The school blames low enrollment and weaker than expected academic performance.

Grand Valley's charter school office says it will work with other area districts to make sure all of the children will have a new place to go to school.

Work begins on Muskegon's new farmer's market

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Work is underway on what will be Muskegon's new downtown farmers market. City and economic leaders gathered to officially start construction on the market Friday morning.

It will be built in the heart of downtown at Market and Western Avenue, close to the post office, public transportation, and the Social Security office.

Private funds are being used to build the market. After construction finishes it will be sold to the city for one dollar.

It is scheduled to open to the public next spring.

What to do when your identity is stolen

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Muskegon woman, like so many, is a recent victim of identity theft. After noticing fraudulent activity in her account, she contacted her bank branch and then 13 On Your Side for help.

Christine Sayas says she first tried to use her banking card at a gas station and it was rejected. She later found hundreds of dollars of charges in Denver, Colorado. Sayas says she doesn't know anyone in that area.

She also filed a report at the Muskegon Police Department. The department says if you have an issue contact these three reporting agencies: Experian, Transunion, and Equifax.

Your credit and debit card is most likely compromised locally before it is used somewhere else, so watch your accounts carefully and contact the agencies if anything suspicious happens.

WZZM 13's Sarah Barwacz has the story in the video posted above.