Phoenix man gets probation for selling fake Viagra

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man accused of selling fake sexual stimulation products online has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.
 
Maricopa County prosecutors say 68-year-old Melvin John Rutkowski was sentenced Monday for attempt to commit fraud schemes.
 
He originally pleaded not guilty in the case, but entered into a plea agreement.
 
Rutkowski was arrested in June on suspicion of fraud scheme, control of an illegal enterprise and counterfeit marks. 
 
The Pfizer Corporation hired a private security company in April 2014 to help in the investigation of possible counterfeit Pfizer products being sold online. 
 
The security company purchased Viagra from a website and Pfizer determined the product was counterfeit. 
 
Phoenix police were contacted and detectives identified Rutkowski as a suspect. 
 
Police executed a search warrant and recovered thousands of counterfeit pills.

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