Friday, March 29, 2013

Cheesiest Crook of the Day: Illinois Man Charged In 21-Ton Muenster Heist

A man faces the cheesiest of criminal charges in New Jersey. Veniamin Balika, 34, of Plainfield, Ill., was accused of stealing 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese from a Wisconsin cheese company.  He was arrested at a Bergen County rest area on the New Jersey Turnpike on Monday, the result of a joint investigation with the Saddle Brook New Jersey Police Department and the New Jersey State Police.

“He was charged with receiving stolen property and fencing,” New Jersey State Police Sergeant Adam Grossman told  Balika allegedly attempted to sell the load of 1,135 cases of cheese at the rest area….

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