Following an investigation by Wandsworth trading standards officers, a woman that sold fake goods on eBay has been given a suspended prison sentence. In reality they were counterfeits of poor quality, but Kitty Lin-Wilson received thousands of pounds of my by making clients believe here products were genuine.
The phony good were cosmetics, brushes for make up, bags; clothing and purses all advertised as genuine from top line companies such as Estee Lauder and Chanel and her clients paid high end prices. She had so many clients that while being questioned by authorities she stated she had a hard time being able to remember them all.
Lin-Wilson received a six month sentence suspended for two years, on Thursday, from a Kingston Crown Court. She admitted to a money laundering offence as well as a guilty plea for seven breaches of the Trade Marks Act 1984.
The police along with trading standards officers raided the home of Lin-Wilson after they confirmed items she was selling on a number of eBay accounts were not genuine and in the raid found many counterfeit items.
Also discovered was more than £76,000 of deposits into varying Paypal accounts between July 2007 and February 2009, all account she controlled. There is also additional legal action that will be taken against her, including seeking a money confiscation order making sure profits made by here from criminal activities will not remain with her.
She passed off inferior goods and made large sums of money by conning hundreds of people into paying for replicas of fake goods said the council’s spokesman Cllr. Sarah McDermott adding that they were getting just poor quality fakes.