A Salt Lake City resident has been charged with selling and distributing counterfeit products online.
Police authorities in Utah claimed that Marcelo Veizaga sold fake Beats by Dre headphones and InStyler hair styling devices. Fake copies of the workout DVD Beachbody were also recovered.
The Utah Attorney General’s Office’s ‘secure strike force’, which is responsible for tackling the sale of counterfeit products and other crimes, conducted the operation over several months.
Undercover police officers met Veizaga in a car park and purchased counterfeit goods from him on several occasions.
He allegedly sold the fake products on ksl.com and went to meet customers to complete the transactions.
Kevin Pepper, of the ‘secure strike force’, told news website Fox13 that “some of the products like the headphones aren’t going to be the same quality as the actual product itself. Even though they [customers] are paying half price, they’re getting ripped off”.
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