Police Arrest Man for Selling Counterfeit DVD's
(The Durham Times, October 4, 2004)

Durham Regional Police arrested a 44-year-old Thornhill man on Saturday for selling unreleased movies on DVD at the Pickering Flea Market.

On Saturday, October 2nd, 2004, a police officer from the Ajax Pickering Community Police Office in co-operation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and an investigator from the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association arrested a Thornhill man. He was allegedly selling DVDs from a booth at the Pickering Flea Market, many of which were not yet released publicly for sale. Some of the movies include Shrek 2, Spiderman 2 and Fahrenheit 9/11. The officers seized over 2,000 DVD's of various film titles.

Charged is Gerald David KEARNEY, age 44, of Willowbrook Road in Thornhill with:
Fraud Over $5,000
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

KEARNEY was arrested and released on an undertaking. He will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice, 850 King Street West in Oshawa on Tuesday November 16th, 2004 to answer to the charges.

Anyone with information about this incident or other similar suspected criminal activity is asked to call their local community police office or Constable David Jaciuk of the Pickering Community Police Office at 905-579-1520 (toll free at 1-888-579-1520) ext. 2521 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477