7-Eleven caught selling fake coronavirus testing kits, owner in custody New London police say

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — New London police seized fake coronavirus testing kits from the 7-Eleven on Broad Street Tuesday and made an arrest in the case Wednesday.

The Chief of Police told News 8 they checked out the store and an anonymous tip that the kits were selling for $40.

The store’s owner, Hussenin Alyelsherif, claims he was fooled and thought they were real and even tried one himself.

“After we discovered that there’s nothing legal on the market to sell, I had some of my undercover officers go in and try and make a buy, and they located the box with them sitting right on the countertop in the store,” Chief Peter Reichard said.

Reichard said the owner has been arrested and could face criminal charges. He is due in court in June.

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