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Cheese Thief

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This is Veniamin Balika.

The 34 year old Illinois man has been charged with stealing $75,000 worth of Muenster cheese from  Wisconsin.  Police say Balika pulled a semi into K & K Cheese in Cashton, Wisconsin last week, provided false paperwork and left with 42,000 pounds of cheese.

Balika was arrested in New Jersey where authorities say he was planning to sell the cheese on the black market for well under market value.

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