(CBS) — A Plainfield man has been arrested in New Jersey, for allegedly stealing a truckload of cheese from a Wisconsin dairy.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports perhaps it was fitting 34-year-old Veniamin Konstantinovich Balika was arrested at a New Jersey Turnpike oasis named for legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, when he was pulled over in a refrigerated truck hauling 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese.READ MORE: Suspect Awaits Extradition For 1992 Cold Case Murder of Helen Cardwell
The cheese had been stolen from K&K Cheese in Cashton, Wis., and was valued at $200,000, according to police.READ MORE: Grub Bug Treatment Will Delay Baseball And Softball Season At 2 Chicago Parks
A detective said Balika used fake paperwork to get the company to load his truck with the cheese, and he planned to sell it on the East Coast.
The company said it doesn’t want the cheese back, because there’s no guarantee it hasn’t been tampered with.MORE NEWS: Police Task Force Arrests Carjacking Suspect Hour After Vehicle Was Stolen In Englewood
If it passes New Jersey health inspections, it will be donated to charity.