Sarah Cordukes sold fake designer goods online

This is a warning to all you people peddling Fakes out there..Trust me you think you getting away with it now but they watching you.. Canada is cracking down on people who are selling counterfeit products you will be charged if they catch you.. Dont blame anyone who takes this seriously and reports you for selling fake stuff via social media…

A Scarborough woman who used Facebook to sell counterfeit goods ranging from “Chanel” perfumes to “Tiffany” jeweler has been sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work following a prosecution by North Yorkshire County Council’s Trading Standards department.

Sarah Cordukes, 26, of Esplanade Road, admitted 18 offences under the Trade Marks Act involving a wide range of fake goods which she offered for sale on the social networking site.

At York Crown Court, Judge Stephen Ashurst told her: “It is an affront to common sense when some of the items were at a vastly reduced cost from genuine trade. Dealing in counterfeit goods is a serious matter.”

When trading standards officers searched Cordukes’ flat and the home of her parents, they found more than 200 counterfeit items, including clothing, jeweler  footwear, purses and handbags bearing a range of leading brand names.

The case was the first successful prosecution by North Yorkshire Trading Standards involving goods offered for sale on Facebook. A financial investigation is now under way under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Coun Chris Metcalfe, executive member for Trading Standards, said: “This case demonstrates clearly that North Yorkshire Trading Standards are determined to crack down on anyone offering counterfeit goods of any kind.”

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