Local woman charged for selling counterfeit goods

Local woman charged for selling counterfeit goods

Local woman charged for selling counterfeit goods

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by Eric Lorenz / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 8:30 AM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis County woman was arrested Friday morning and charged with selling counterfeit goods bearing trademarks of numerous clothing, purse and shoe manufacturers.

Authorities said Soukeye Fox, 49, also known as Soukeye Samb and Sue Fox was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on one felony count of trafficking counterfeit goods.  Fox was taken into custody Friday morning.

According to the indictment, Fox owned and operated businesses located on West Florissant, Cherokee Street and the Frison Flea Market, wherein she allegedly sold counterfeit good.  Authorities said some of the goods originated in China.  Fox has also, reportedly, maintained an inventory of components to make counterfeit purses, including almost 6,000 counterfeit purse labels.

Fox also owned marks by Guru (Ture Religion Brand Jeans), Prada, Coach, and numerous others.

If convicted, Fox’s charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $2-million.

Read the full indictment here.

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