ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- The Arapahoe County Sherriff’s department executed a search warrant at a TV and electronics repair shop that was at the center of a FOX31 Denver investigation.
Deputies were at AAAA TV in Centennial Friday after a FOX31 investigation found the store was charging customers for unnecessary parts and repairs and holding customers’ items hostage. The sheriff’s department confiscated boxes of repair orders and receipts.
Investigative reporter Heidi Hemmat was at the store located on South Holly Street Monday morning after receiving a tip that said the owner of the store was throwing away customers’ personal information in a dumpster behind the store.
Hemmat discovered hundreds of paper receipts and documents containing customers' personal information, bank accounts and credit card numbers. The owner of the store, Muhammed Murib, confronted Hemmat after she jumped in the dumpster and looked through the documents.
Murib said, “I want you out of the trash can. I want you out of the trash can.”
Hemmat said, “These are credit card numbers on here.” Hemmat asked, “Why are you throwing away peoples’ personal records after the sheriff's department told you not to throw away this stuff?" Murib said, "Have a nice day..." He would not answer our questions and asked us to leave.
We are told Murib collected the documents that had been thrown into the dumpster. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s department is not releasing the warrant because their investigation continues.