Agents in North Carolina seize $460K in counterfeit goods

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s Secretary of State says federal anti-counterfeit agents seized nearly half a million dollars worth of fake designer shoes, handbags and watches at a Greensboro flea market.

News outlets reported on Monday that knock-off Rolex watches, Gucci purses, Air Jordan sneakers and Ugg boots were among the merchandise recovered by agents with the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force during a raid last weekend at The Flea in Greensboro.

The products were estimated to be worth a retail value of about $460,000.

The Secretary of State’s office confirmed that two vendors were charged with felony criminal use of a counterfeit trademark and three others received misdemeanor citations.

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