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Maxx manager busted with $130K in stolen goods
facebook email Cornell Poyser, 40, in a photo released on Tuesday. Maxx in Long Island is accused of stealing merchandise from his employer and then selling it cheap at his store in Brooklyn. Maxx assistant manager was busted for getting the goods for a steal.
Poyser was caught red handed Thursday as he drove a van packed with boosted name brand goods destined for his own boutique in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, law enforcement sources said.
More than $130,000 in designer duds and accessories were seized from Poyser’s van and the shop he opened nearly a year ago, a law enforcement source told the Daily News. Maxx: Poyser’s discount store on Church Ave. in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn was allegedly stocked with goods stolen from a Maxx store in Long Island. (Joe Marino/New York Daily News)
“Even the racks and the displays came from the Oceanside store,” the source said.
Poyser of Brownsville, Brooklyn, turned fashionistas into Maxxinistas by offering rock bottom prices on the allegedly boosted merchandise. What he didn’t sell at the store, he hawked on eBay, the source said.
“I’m flabbergasted,” said a hairstylist who frequented Poyser’s store on E. 54th St. off Church Ave. The customer, who requested anonymity, said Poyser’s prices were so low she suspected he was selling knockoffs. Maxx were offered by Poyser for $10 to $15. Michael Kors and Kate Spade handbags worth $150 to $200 were going for a fraction of that, the customer said.
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“I paid $5 for a pair of $54 Crocs,” the customer said. “If I had known it was all real, I would have bought everything.”
These prices are a steal: Goods like this Michael Kors handbag, which sells for up to $200, were going for a fraction of their retail price, one customer of Poyser’s East Flatbush shop said.
While he didn’t hang a shingle, Poyser told customers he named his store Excade Boutique. Maxx labels, the source said. And he was protective of his purloined property, making sure he wired up high end security cameras to eye his front door.
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The retailer’s own investigators launched a probe and caught Poyser on videotape stashing clothes, shoes, purses and luggage in the back of the store, the source said. They also watched him pull his van up to the back door after closing and load up.
On July 28 and Aug. 3, the store sleuths tailed him to the East Flatbush store and watched him unload the loot. Then they went to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, which sent undercover officers to his store.