Nasiba Wasim Cheebo of Grebe Way, Heathland Court, Maidenhead appeared at Reading Magistrates Court on 1st February 2019, where she pleaded guilty to four offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. She was sentenced to a £120.00 Fine and ordered to pay a £35.00 Victim Surcharge.
The case was brought as a private criminal prosecution by TM Eye on behalf of its client Hugo Boss.
‘Nasiba Wasim Cheebo’ advertised Hugo Boss clothing amongst other counterfeit goods including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Calvin Klein and Porsche on the online marketplace of Facebook and her personal selling page ‘Nasiba Wasim Cheebo’.
Between 14 November and 6 December 2018, the TM Eye Online Investigations Team carried out three test purchases of counterfeit Hugo Boss clothing from Cheebo via the Face book selling page. The goods were collected by a detective from the TM Eye Dedicated Undercover Unit. Evidence was gathered both online and using covert filming resulting in the prosecution and convictions.
Saqib HUSSAIN of London Road, Blackburn, BB1 7LZ appeared at Blackburn Magistrates Court on 29 January 2019, where he pleaded guilty to two offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He pleaded guilty to all matters. HUSSAIN was sentenced to a £300.00 Fine and ordered to pay £300.00 Costs and a £30.00 Victim Surcharge.
The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of MULBERRY and another one of its well known luxury goods clients.
HUSSAIN sold fake goods on Facebook selling pages ‘Zak Khan’ and ‘Jays Bags’. he sold a wide variety of counterfeit goods from numerous luxury goods brands. He took payment for the fake goods via PAYPAL.
The TM Eye Online Investigations Team undertook a series of test purchases from HUSSAIN over a period of 9 months. Detectives from the TM Eye Dedicated Undercover Unit supported by the surveillance team then carried out test purchases directly from HUSSAIN. These were covertly filmed and formed the evidence leading to his prosecution and conviction.