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Investigators seize over $140K worth of counterfeit goods at Florence Flea Market

(Source: FCSO) (Source: FCSO)
(Source: FCSO) (Source: FCSO)
(Source: FCSO) (Source: FCSO)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Investigators with Florence County Sheriff's Office conducted an inspection of goods for sale on December 10 at the Florence Flea Market located at 4001 East Palmetto Street and found $142,190 worth of counterfeit goods for sale, according to FCSO's press release. 

Investigators say several booths offered for sale falsely labeled name brand goods ranging from purses, watches, shoes, perfume, belts, hats and other apparel which were determined to be counterfeit. Among the items bearing counterfeit trademarks were Casio, Nike, Versache, Fendi, Gucci, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Polo, Dolce & Gabanna, Ugg, True Religion, Abercrombie & Fitch, Clinique, Ferragamo, North Face and others.

“We remain committed to working with our State and local partners to protect the legitimate property rights of these product manufacturers and our consumers who pay money for name brand items,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated.  “More importantly, most of these items are made in foreign sweat shops with child labor, so the argument that these are victimless crimes is simply untrue.”

Secretary of State Mark Hammond said “Counterfeiters do not pay taxes, meaning less money, in this instance for Florence County schools, hospitals, parks and other social programs.”  Commenting on this operation Secretary Hammond stated, “I commend the efforts of Sheriff Boone and his Investigators to protect the intellectual property rights of the manufacturers and the citizens of this state.”

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