Baldwyn woman charged with selling knockoff goods

TUPELO – The Tupelo Police Department, working with agents from the Mississippi State Attorney General’s Office Intellectual Property Crimes Task Force, charged a Baldwyn woman with selling counterfeit purses at a Tupelo Hotel on Tuesday.
Joanne Lesly of Baldwyn was charged with the vending of merchandise bearing counterfeit labels and possession of counterfeit labels for the purpose of vending imitation goods. Both are felonies.
According to police, more than 700 women’s purses, wallets, sunglasses and other items being sold as authentic goods were seized. Brands like Coach, Dolce and Gabbana, Ed Hardy, Gucci and Prada were being sold.
The actual retail value of the items seized is estimated to be more than $100,000.

NEMS Daily Journal