Police: Man Sold Fake Nike Gear at Flea Market

A Philadelphia man has been charged with trademark counterfeiting.

A 39-year-old Philadelphia man was charged with trademark counterfeiting after items he was selling at the Tacony Palmyra Flea Market were identified as knockoffs, police said.

Palmyra security officers at the flea market noticed Nike and Timberland counterfeit items—more than 200 of them, at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 22.

The accused, Abdou Gakou, told police he had receipts for every product, however he only produced valid receipts for some of them, reports said.

Investigators who specialize in trademark counterfeiting were notified and identified the items as counterfeit.

Gakou was arrested and charged with trademark counterfeiting, forgery and criminal simulation. He was released, pending court.

Sean McDonough September 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Ok but isn't damn near everything there a knockoff?? Oh yeah that $300 Mitchell & Ness for $45 is real too
jeff September 30, 2012 at 02:16 AM
but we all still buy it:)
lizabeth October 01, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Most mart vendors sell knockoffs lets be honest here its a shame, everyone buys it we dont care


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