Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Police file charges for counterfeit sneaker sales

Lance Martin, Senior Staff Writer
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald

HALIFAX, N.C. - A Conway woman turned herself in Friday and faces one count of criminal use of a counterfeit trademark, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

The charge stems from a raid last week at Something Different, a store on Main Street in Scotland Neck, where 245 pairs of fake Nike shoes and other fake designer clothes were seized.

Letitia Diane Daye, 33, was released on $3,500 unsecured bond. She has a May 17 court date.

Her arrest was the result of a joint operation that included investigators from the sheriff's office, the Scotland Neck Police Department and the North Carolina Secretary of State's office. Fake Nike shoes, Timberland boots, throwback baseball jerseys, Roca Wear clothing and Evisu jeans were taken off the market, according to investigators.

The Secretary of State's office had received a complaint about the merchandise and subsequent investigation revealed the goods were fake. The bogus Nikes were being sold at retail value which is well more than $100. Some of the shoes were on layaway. The throwback baseball jerseys, which retail for between $300 to $400 were among the few items being discounted. They were being sold for $65.


  1. I spent my entire summer of 1999 selling designer knock-off sunglasses (read Versace, Chanel, Gucci to name a few...but NO F-Oakleys for some reason) at a kiosk in the middle of Great Northern Mall (North Olmsted, OH). We never got busted...I wonder how they did it??

    I met a lot of Cleveland Indians sitting at my kiosk, but being a non-sports-fan, I had no idea that the sleazy guy in the Indians jersey wearing a billion gold chains and giant bling on his fingers was an actual athlete. After they'd talk to me, people would be like, "Do you know who that was??!!?? And I'd be like, uh, no.... Yeah, I was (and still am) really naive when it comes to sanctioned sports.

  2. I can't hate on people who sell or buy fake designer stuff. I mean, it's wrong, but as long as whoever's buying it realizes it's not authentic then it's okay.

    The case in Scotland Neck is kind of fucked up because most of the people in that town didn't know they were buying fake stuff. that's where it crosses over.

    Hey you should have read on the roster just a little. you could have gotten some free Indians tickets that you could have scalped for a bunch of dough :-)