Illinois Man Busted For Selling Fake Team Jerseys
After selling bootleg sports team gear, a man in Illinois is arrested.
Okay, it's time, to be honest. Don't worry, your secret is safe with me. I won't tell anybody.
If you're a sports fan, there's a good chance you have a "jersey guy." You know, that person at work that can get your favorite team gear really cheap.
I know, real jerseys from the official websites are very expensive. So, I don't blame you for going after a good deal.
Don't play innocent with me. You had to know something wasn't quite right about it.
According to wgntv.com,
"A man in Bolingbrook was arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit major league sportswear. The Sheriff’s Investigation Unit was notified in by Homeland Security that they were conducting an investigation into the illegal shipments of thousands of counterfeit sports jerseys, championship rings, shoes, and baseball hats with logos from the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, Majestic, Adidas, and Nike. He told detectives that he has been selling illegal products through two websites since 2017. Investigators say he ignored letters from the United States Customs and Border Protection warning him of consequences he may be facing after some shipments of counterfeit merchandise her purchased from China were seized. He was charged with six felony counts of infringing the Counterfeit Trademark Act. His bond was set at $75, 000."
I'm all about a side hustle to make a couple of extra bucks, but if you're the neighbor "jersey guy," please be careful.
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