A trader at Bovingdon Market in Hertfordshire was today convicted of four offences of selling counterfeit Pandora Jewellery and Hugo Boss goods. Neil GREEN of Greenwood Road, Nottingham pleaded guilty to all matters at Nottingham Magistrates Court. He was sentenced to a total of 12 weeks imprisonment.
The case was brought as a private criminal prosecution by TM Eye on behalf of its clients Pandora and Hugo Boss.
TM Eye undercover detectives purchased fake Pandora jewellery from GREEN’s stall at Bovingdon Market in Hertfordshire on 4 January 2017, 18 March 2017 and 25 March 2017. A fake Hugo Boss watch was purchased on 25 March 2017. All the purchases were covertly recorded and provided the evidence to support the prosecution brought by TM Eye. No action was taken in relation to other counterfeit goods sold by GREEN at the request of the brands involved.
TM Eye Director David McKelvey said,“TM Eye has prosecuted GREEN on a number of occasions for selling fake goods that impact on a number of our clients brands. He is a prolific offender who clearly makes significant sums of money from his criminal activity. He was filmed on a number of occasions with large sums of cash at Bovingdon market and with a significant stall with a wide variety of fake goods from numerous brands.
Todays conviction sends a strong message to those who sell fake goods of brands that TM Eye represents. We will robustly enforce the law to protect our clients.”
All TM Eye convictions are recorded on the Police National Computer and those convicted have their fingerprints, photographs and DNA taken.