<h1 class="entry-title">Tag: Proceeds of Crime Act</h1>

Another successful court result, as fraudulent trader Terrance Donovan received a total of three years immediate imprisonment for importing and selling thousands of pounds of counterfeit designer merchandise.

Speaking on behalf of Hublot, Jordan Sargent of Surelock Brand Protection Services stated: “Surelock Brand Protections Services represents a large number trademark holders, we will continue to work with trading standards to ensure those trading in counterfeit goods are brought to account. We applaud the actions of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards regarding this case […]

Police seize £7m of Fakes in Scotland and Warn of the Link to Organised Crime

It was announced that counterfeit goods valued at around £7 million were seized by police in Scotland last year as Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launched the Government’s report into Scotland’s gangs. Officers made nearly 3,000 arrests of people known to be involved in serious organised crime. According to the report the most common business types are licensed […]

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 […]

£25,000 Bill for eBay Trader Convicted of Selling Fake Cosmetics

An eBay seller from Exmouth who was convicted of supplying fake and unsafe cosmetic products has been ordered to pay almost £25,000 following a financial investigation into the profits made from the sales under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Deborah Hamber received a four month suspended prison sentence plus 150 hours of community service at Exeter […]

Private Investigator Hit With £89,000 Penalty

A man who ran a company that tricked organisations into revealing personal details about customers has today been ordered to pay a total of £20,000 in fines and prosecution costs, as well as a confiscation order of over £69,000 at a hearing at Isleworth Crown Court. Barry Spencer, 42, ran ICU Investigations Limited in Feltham, […]

Surelock Assists Brent and Harrow Trading Standards Secure Convictions

Surelock work closely on behalf of our clients with Trading Standards Services all over UK and the work we do often results in prosecutions and Court proceedings, here are two very excellent results from our work with Brent and Harrow Trading Standards:- Two Traders Sentenced for Selling Fake Goods Two traders caught selling fake goods […]