Sunderland woman faces charges over 1,300 fake designer goods

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A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with having more than 1,300 counterfeit items of clothing, electrical goods and fashion accessories for sale.

Victoria Trott faces 27 counts of offering or exposing for sale goods bearing a false trademark at her home in Redesdale Road, Redhouse, Sunderland, on Thursday, January 29.

The charges, brought by Sunderland City Council’s trading standards department, relate to counterfeit items branded Beats, Mulberry, GHD, Chanel, Michael Kors, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Barbour, UGG, VOI, ICE and Superdry. The items in question range from headphones and hair-straighteners to clothing and fashion accessories.

Jim Wotherspoon, prosecuting at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on behalf of the council, said count one alone amounted to £15,430 worth of fake Beats headphones.

If convicted of the offences, the 27-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison.

The bench declined jurisdiction.

Trott was released on unconditional bail until she appears at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday, February 24.

She entered no pleas to any of the charges.

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