The LAPD has been putting the “heat” on the vendors in and around the Santee Alley area of Los Angeles. This has caused the counterfeiters to become a little more creative and innovative. During a recent investigation, a not so bright vendor contacted an undercover investigator while she was walking in the Garment District. The vendor approached the undercover investigator and offered to sell the “customer” counterfeit merchandise. The vendor lead the undercover investigator to his van that was parked nearby.
When the investigator got inside the van, she was surprised to see that the van was set up with racks and shelves that contained over $200,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise.
The LAPD responded and took the subject into custody along with his mobile showroom.