Task Force Seizes $800K in Counterfeit Luxury Goods

Last-minute bargain hunters weren’t the only ones checking out the wares in Fayetteville area shopping centers and flea markets on the last weekend before Christmas.

North Carolina Secretary of State Agents led an enforcement sweep on Saturday that resulted in the seizure of counterfeit designer apparel and accessories with an estimated retail value of $805,000. The estimated retail value is the amount the genuine trademarked items would sell for.

Agents with the NC Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force discovered knock-offs including counterfeit UGG boots, North Face jackets and Louis Vuitton handbags.

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Task Force Agents from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunn Police Department assisted in these enforcement actions, along with private investigators representing brand holders. The investigations are continuing… WBTV3 News

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