Metro PD: Smoke Depot owner arrested for fencing stolen merchandise

Metro Police have arrested the owner of the Smoke Depot on Stewarts Ferry Pike for fencing stolen merchandise.

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police have arrested the owner of the Smoke Depot on Stewarts Ferry Pike for fencing stolen merchandise.

The Metro Police Fraud/Pawn Unit carried out five operations at the Smoke Depot, which started in November.

Police allege that they allegedly "sold" owner 41-year-old Amir Safa Keriakes "more than $7,300 worth of goods that were clearly indicated as stolen retail products." Investigators said he then "resold some of those items for profit during two buy back operations."

Investigators added that Keriakes placed "verbal orders for cigarette products and alcohol that he wished to acquire in future purchases."

Police charged Keriakes with money laundering and felony theft. Police are holding him on a $40,000 bond.

Metro Police have arrested Amir Safa Keriakes, who is the owner of the Smoke Depot on Stewarts Ferry Pike, for fencing stolen merchandise.

Kroger, CVS and Home Depot investigators assisted in this investigation. 

 

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