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.