23 April 2012. New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, Kelvin Jones, along with two accomplices robbed hundreds of boxes of perfume and other merchandise valued at $1 million form a
wholesale dealer of Prada, Versace and other fragrances. The incidence took place at the warehouse of the dealer. Jones entered the premises on the pretext of checking for counterfeit products. The products in the warehouse were all genuine.
Of the two accomplices one was a NYPD officer and the other was a former officer.
Jones was an elite undercover operative for the NYPD’s Intelligence Division. NYPD credits the undercover unit with thwarting numerous terror and other threats against New Yorkers.
Court records showed that NYPD authorised the Caribbean-born Jones to use the aliases Michael Kingston and Kelvin Johns. And in a handwritten journal, he made cryptic references to assignments in cities far from New York. Exact nature of his assignments was not made known.
Jones was convicted at a federal trial in Newark in December 2010.
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