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 11:14:29 am Views: 71
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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.