eBay Seller Jailed for Selling £220,000 of Counterfeit Designer T-Shirts

eBay Seller Jailed for Selling £220,000 of Counterfeit Designer T-Shirts

Surelock assisted in this case by providing authentication evidence on behalf of numerous music artists merchandisers, working together as TRAP.

Barry Wayne Pritchard of Cae Gabriel, Penycae near Wrexham has been jailed for 18 months after selling around £220,000 worth of counterfeit designer t-shirts on eBay over six years.  Pritchard was sentenced on the basis that he made £120,000 out of the illegal enterprise.

He had been warned by trading standard officials about his activities but he continued to trade even when he was on bail after his arrest.

At an earlier appearance at Mold Crown Court he admitted tradesmarks offences and was convicted by a jury of fraud offences and participating in a fraudulent business.

Now an investigation under The Proceeds of Crime Act is to take place.

Wrexham Trading Standards said he sold JLS, Grease, Elma Fudd, Top Gun, Pingu, Led Zepplin and Stone Roses t-shirts as genuine and Vauxhall baby grows.

The defendant was convicted of possessing a printing press, a garment printer and a computer and its software in connection with the fraud.

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