Surinder SANDHER of Morgan Close, Oldbury appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on the 7 March 2019, charged with three offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. She pleaded guilty to all matters and was sentenced to a fine of £80 and ordered to pay a £30 Victims Surcharge.
The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of a number of its clients.
SANDHER sold fake leather goods from a stall at Wellesbourne Market in Warwickshire. Detectives from the TM Eye Dedicated Undercover Unit supported by TM Eye’s ‘in house’ surveillance team carried out a series of test purchases of counterfeit goods from her stall on the 10 November 2018 and 17 November 2018. These purchases were filmed and formed the evidence that led to the convictions.
The identity of SANDHER was established in a joint operation with local police officers resulting in the prosecution.
SANDHER now has a conviction recorded on the Police National Computer (PNC). Should she re offend she will be prosecuted again and is likely to receive a custodial sentence.