UK:HUSBAND & WIFE CAUGHT SELLING COUNTERFEIT TONER ON EBAY

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UK:HUSBAND & WIFE CAUGHT SELLING COUNTERFEIT TONER ON EBAY

 user 2009-11-10 at 11:15:17 am Views: 62
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    http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2009/11/ebay-pair-in-court-for-selling.html
    UK:HUSBAND & WIFE CAUGHT SELLING
    COUNTERFEIT TONER ON EBAY  AND AMAZON

    eBay pair in court for selling fakes,A
    huband and wife team have been sentenced for flogging counterfeit
    printer cartridges on eBay and Amazon.

    Andrew Budgen and
    his wife Ying pleaded guilty at Guildford Magistrates Court in Surrey to
    selling the fakes but sentencing took place at Guildford Crown Court so
    the prosecution could pursue them under the Proceeds of Crime Act.The
    pair had for more than two years been buying “Epson” and “Hewlett
    Packard” ink cartridges and “Braun” electric toothbrush heads from
    China, which they then advertised online.All the goods were cheap copies
    of genuine products. When their house in Cranleigh, Surrey, was
    searched more than 900 ink cartridges and 17 boxes of toothbrush heads
    were seized.Surrey Trading Standards described the operation “large and
    well-organised”, adding that the defendants knew they were selling fakes
    because they were sourced so cheaply and because of the number of
    customer complaints.

    They were each sentenced to four months in
    prison suspended for two years and given Community Orders to carry out
    200 hours unpaid work.The judge Mr Recorder Oliver ruled that Andrew
    Budgen had benefited from the crime in the sum of £111,364 and had £4837
    of realisable assets, which he ordered confiscated. Ying Budgen was
    judged to have benefited from her criminal lifestyle in the sum of
    £108,700 and had £16,338 of realisable assets, which was ordered to be
    confiscated.They’ve got three months to pay or face a year in jail.The
    judge ordered the destruction of all the seized goods.