Illegal CDs, DVDs found at business

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Roderic Teriss Albea: Man was charged with reproduction of recorded material after bootleg DVDs and CDs were found at his restaurant.  Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Roderic Teriss Albea: Man was charged with reproduction of recorded material after bootleg DVDs and CDs were found at his restaurant.

Responding to a tip, authorities found more than 1,000 bootleg DVDs and CDs at Albea's Subs and Wings in Southgate Shopping Center.

Many of the discs included movies still in theaters, including Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour , which has had sold-out show times across the country.

Roderic Terriss Albea, 28, of the 1600 block of Champion Pines Way, was arrested and charged with one count of reproduction of recorded material after police raided his restaurant Thursday.

"When we went to the location, he was sitting there with a table full of counterfeit movies and music CDs," said Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Tim Tobias. "He had the Hannah Montana movie going when we arrived."

Investigator Tobias said representatives from the Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America joined the raid to verify the discs were illegal copies. Among them were copies of The Bucket List, Rambo and Alvin and the Chipmunks . Copies of pornographic films were also in the haul, Investigator Tobias said.

Counterfeit goods are a widespread problem in Richmond County, according to police. False goods are often sold at flea markets and other areas, but police lack the manpower to target all vendors, he said, and usually only respond to specific complaints.

Reach Adam Folk at (706) 823-3339 or adam.folk@augustachronicle.com.

PAST RAIDS


AUGUST 2007: Richmond County investigators raided the Barnyard Flea Market on Doug Barnard Parkway and found more than $61,000 in counterfeit jeans, shoes and shirts.


FEBRUARY: Authorities raided several Columbia County T-Mobile cell phone stores and arrested two men on charges of counterfeit trademark violation, accusing them of selling fake designer handbags, watches and other items.

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me001968
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me001968 02/18/08 - 08:44 am
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OMG I hope Hannah Montana was

OMG I hope Hannah Montana was worth it! I have the capacity to burn movies/cd's but wouldn't dare do it! I'm too scared of getting caught! But like He who must not be named....I HAVE to have it haha

What4
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What4 02/18/08 - 09:48 am
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Looks like Augusta may be

Looks like Augusta may be becoming the New York City of the south. You can buy any of this stuff on major NYC street corners. Trade mark laws are hard to enforce. Congratulations to the Augusta and Federal folks who are trying to reduce our street crime, here; and gets thugs off our streets.

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Casting_Fool 02/18/08 - 10:48 am
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I cast historical miniatures

I cast historical miniatures for the gaming industry, as well as fantasy and Sci-Fi miniatures. I also do a variety of other casting products from reproducing car parts and lenses to artificial food items for manufacturers (www.cfnson.com). Adult "toys" are made from vinyl and silicone, among other materials. Polyurethane resins are hard plastics, not suitable for adult "toys". I do not cast adult "toys".

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FallingLeaves 02/18/08 - 11:54 am
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oh man, the one they were

oh man, the one they were saying didn't have his picture, was only shown after the others had their pictures shown half a dozen times. They didn't have a picture of him (the one traveling) when the story broke, they did the others. And they should never have publicized his social security number anywhere, that is idiotic and it doesn't just hurt him, it could hurt his whole family by identity theft, destroying any financial resources they have left. A few years ago I had to tell records downtown they needed to black out social security numbers on the incident reports because ANYONE could get them, they are public records and this could lead to identity theft. I couldn't believe they were allowing the public access to these numbers, especially when there are often adversaries on incident reports and the vindictive perp with no morals is going to jump on a chance to make more trouble for the victim. Why hand criminals more opportunity to wreak havoc? I have to say, they were responsive to that, next reports I saw, social security numbers were not accessible.

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