Police department earns $400,000 by selling luxury items seized from suspects who were found not guilty of crimesBy Mason White 4:12 PM December 29, 2014
|Leicestershire Police ebay store|
By: Mahesh Sarin
A police department earned more than $400,000 after selling luxury items, which were seized from suspects, on ebay, police in the United Kingdom said.
The Leicestershire Police Department said that they auctioned off sports cars, computers, and designer clothing and jewelry instead of returning it to suspects even though they were found not guilty of committing crimes.
The department boasted of selling an Aston Martin DB9 for $98,000 and an Audi A5 for $45,000. They also sold a Rolex watch for $20,000.
All items were auctioned off on ebay. Since opening its online store on ebay, the police department earned nearly $2 million.
A spokesperson for the Leicestershire Police, said that the site had been a great success.
The money earned from the site is used to fight crime and for charity.
All items sold on the site were seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act after officers showed that they were purchased with funds from crime.