Latest Counterfeiting goods News

Concerns raised amid 3 overdose deaths in Washington state

Feb. 12, 2020 4:58 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three people have died in Washington state from separate fentanyl-related overdoses on the same day, health officials said. Kraz Lee Adrian, 26, was one of three people who was found dead Thursday, KOMO-TV reports. Kraz thought was he taking a Percocet pill he bought on the street for his...

Wichita police investigate four overdoses last weekend

Feb. 11, 2020 12:06 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are investigating whether four overdose cases from last weekend involved Oxycodone pills that might have been embedded with fentanyl. A 19-year-old man died and a 16-year-old boy fell unconscious after taking the pills, police said. The teenager was revived and taken to...

Kansas AG sues over counterfeit Chiefs, Super Bowl gear

Jan. 31, 2020 1:57 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Kansas is suing over counterfeit Kansas City Chiefs and Super Bowl merchandise. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced in a news release Friday that two lawsuits were filed Thursday in Shawnee County District Court. The suits come as the Chiefs prepare to play...

FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, the U.S. and U.S. Department of Homeland Security flags fly in Karnes City, Texas.  The Trump administration pledged Friday to step up efforts against the vast amounts of counterfeit clothing, medicine and other goods that have flooded into the U.S. with the rise in e-commerce. The move was announced Friday by Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.    (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

US says e-commerce firms need to do more about fake goods

Jan. 24, 2020 9:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-commerce has unleashed an increasing torrent of fake merchandise upon the world and private companies and the U.S. government must do more to address the problem, Trump administration officials said Friday as they released a plan aimed at cracking down on counterfeit goods. An...

Agents in North Carolina seize $460K in counterfeit goods

Jan. 21, 2020 8:14 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Federal agents seized nearly half a million dollars worth of counterfeit shoes, handbags and watches at a Greensboro flea market, according to the North Carolina Secretary of State. Knock-off Rolex watches, Gucci purses, Air Jordan sneakers and Ugg boots were among the merchandise...

Feds: Florida man used damaged goods fraud to steal $1.5M

Jan. 21, 2020 4:43 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man is facing federal charges after prosecutors claim he submitted fake claims for damaged items to the U.S. Postal Service. Edwin Garcia-Albarracin, 45, was charged with multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, The Miami Herald reported. He was scheduled...

LA police confiscate more than $300K in fake beauty products

Jan. 13, 2020 4:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police seized more than $300,000 in counterfeit makeup and beauty products including items purported to be from Kylie Jenner's line, authorities said. Police confiscated the products in downtown LA's Fashion District last week, The Los Angeles Times reported. The makeup...

Man gets 13-year sentence for making counterfeit pills

Jan. 7, 2020 7:57 PM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for producing counterfeit anti-anxiety pills at his home. Federal prosecutors alleged Stephan Caamano produced 4.3 million pills in his Champaign home and distributed them through the U.S. mail. Caamano, 24, pleaded guilty...

North Carolina officials seize $800,000 in fake goods

Dec. 24, 2019 8:46 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina say they've seized $800,000 in counterfeit merchandise at shopping centers and flea markets. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that the sham goods included fake UGG boots, fake Louis Vuitton handbags and fake North Face Jackets. The North...