LAW ENFORCEMENT APPLICANT CAUGHT IN COUNTERFEIT STING

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What started off as a normal case investigating the sales of counterfeit goods on the internet, led to the arrest of a subject that was in the hiring process for multiple state and federal law enforcement agencies. The subject posted the counterfeit goods on the internet hoping to attract all those folks out there looking for counterfeit luxury goods.

The subject was not bright enough to realize was that Investigators are constantly scouring the web trying to track down counterfeiters. Investigators met with the subject in an undercover capacity and purchased counterfeit merchandise from the subject. The subject was obviously not that bright, because during the undercover contact, he bragged that he was applying for multiple law enforcement agencies and that he was about to get hired. Law enforcement confirmed that the subject was in fact in the hiring process.

The subject continued to tell the Investigator that he was going to continue his sales of counterfeit merchandise until he was formally hired and then would stop his felonious activity. The subject stated several times that he knew it was wrong and illegal to sell counterfeit merchandise, however he did not seem to care about anything but making that dollar.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, COPS Bureau and The Intellectual Property Rights Group from HSI teamed up to take down the wanna-be cop. The subject was arrested on felony trademark counterfeiting charges. Law enforcement recovered counterfeit goods from the subject, along with $ 4,000 in cash. Not bad, considering the subject was unemployed. Law enforcement did an outstanding job investigating this matter and stopping someone that was less than deserving to join the outstanding ranks of law enforcement. You never know who you are going to come across on a counterfeiting case.

By Kris Buckner, Investigative Consultants

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