Cops: Kiosk in Sedano's grocery store busted for selling knock-off perfume



ORLANDO, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned Orlando police on Tuesday busted a perfume store accused of selling knock-off perfumes inside Sedano's Grocery.

The bust happened at the Sedano's on the corner of Semoran Boulevard and Curry Ford Road.

Police said the prices were low for a reason, and undercover officers bought what appeared to be name-brand perfumes like Calvin Klein Eternity and Beyonce's Heat, but the perfumes turned out to be fake, authorities said.

Maria Leiva-Guzman and kiosk owner Jim Abdin were taken into custody.

A woman who answered the door at Abdin's Doctor Phillips home told Channel 9, "We don't want to talk about anything."

Abdin never came to the door.

Perfume vendors said it's often difficult to tell if a perfume is fake just by looking at the box. They said the smell, however, isn’t quite right when you spray it.

On Tuesday, the booth still had signs up inside the Sedano's but no one was working.

Customers who talked with Channel 9 said they expect to see knock-off perfumes at flea markets but not at a large chain like Sedano's, which has 34 stores across Florida.