HENDERSON, Nev. --
Henderson police are warning people to not be fooled by the label.
Henderson Police arrested a man accused of peddling counterfeit high fashion clothing on the internet and a local clothing store.
Gregory D. Jones, 44, of Las Vegas, was booked into the Henderson Detention Center Sept. 5 on 13 felony counts of selling, displaying or advertising goods with a false trademark.
Henderson Police detectives routinely search on-line classified advertisement websites looking for stolen property or suspicious postings.
Detectives found a series of ads offering True Religion clothing at very low prices. Detectives set up a meeting with the suspect to buy a pair of True Religion jeans, a Gucci belt and a Michael Kors purse for $200, well below the retail price of legitimate clothing made by the designers.
The items purchased were determined to be counterfeit. A search warrant served at the store in the 300 block of E. Warm Springs Road and at the suspect’s home resulted in several hundred pieces of suspected counterfeit designer clothing and accessories.
“Consumers need to be careful when they purchase items from internet bulletin boards,” Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said. “If someone is offering merchandise for a fraction of the retail price, it could be counterfeit and against the law.”
The labels on the clothing may look the same, but many times clothing offered at deep discounts are simply counterfeit. Henderson Police want to remind everyone if a deal appears to be too good to be true, it likely is.
Counterfeit clothing is not a victimless crime as it introduces cheap and often defective products into the marketplace. The proceeds of the sale of such merchandise can often fund criminal organizations.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com
.-- News release