$300,000 worth of counterfeit clothing found during sting - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

$300,000 worth of counterfeit clothing found during sting

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - More than $300,000 in counterfeit clothing was confiscated after a partnered sting between the South Carolina Secretary of State's Office and the Columbia Police Department on January 26th.

The merchandise collected ranged from coats to watches and misrepresented a number of companies, including Casio, Ralph Lauren, and Red Monkey. "The sale of counterfeit merchandise hurts manufacturers, retailers, and the economy," said Secretary of State Mark Hammond.

Jessica Norris was arrested and charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods at Evolution Designer Apparel in the Dutch Square Mall. A spokesperson with the SC Secretary of State's Office said Norris was identified as the owner. If convicted, she could face a fine up to $25,000 and/or five years in prison.

Copyright 2011 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Law enforcement agencies across SC, southeast take part in Operation Southern Shield

    Law enforcement agencies across SC, southeast take part in Operation Southern Shield

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:02:55 GMT
    Law enforcement officers are on high alert this week as departments across the southeast United States take part in "Operation Southern Shield," a collaborative effort to crack down on distracted driving and speeding. (Source: WIS)Law enforcement officers are on high alert this week as departments across the southeast United States take part in "Operation Southern Shield," a collaborative effort to crack down on distracted driving and speeding. (Source: WIS)

    Law enforcement officers are on high alert this week as departments across the southeast United States take part in "Operation Southern Shield," a collaborative effort to crack down on distracted driving and speeding. 

    More >>

    Law enforcement officers are on high alert this week as departments across the southeast United States take part in "Operation Southern Shield," a collaborative effort to crack down on distracted driving and speeding. 

    More >>
  • FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

    FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:09:49 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:47 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:47:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. ...
    FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling.More >>
    FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling.More >>
  • Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

    Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:46 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:46:32 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    More >>

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly