Pair charged over fake car products

Published Friday, 22 August 2014
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A man and woman have been charged as part of an investigation into counterfeit car products in Ballymena.

Pair charged over fake car products
Police seized a Porsche from the man and woman in Ballymena. (© PSNI)

The man, aged 47, and woman, aged 44, were detained on Thursday and are accused of counterfeiting, trademark offences and money laundering.

Police also seized two prestige cars owned by the pair as well as a variety of suspected counterfeit items including key fobs, badges and wheel caps from brands such as Porsche, BMW, Audi and Mercedes which were being sold online.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Todd Clements, said: "This proactive investigation was launched after a complaint by car manufacturer BMW.

"Following a number of searches yesterday in Ballymena, Belfast and Portstewart police have secured restraining orders on assets worth more than £1 million."

The man and woman are due to appear at Ballymena Magistrates' Court on Thursday 11 September.

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5 Comments
Steve in County Down wrote (97 days ago):
The genuine accessories are far too expensive.
Paddy in Larne wrote (98 days ago):
Davy son crime is crime no matter wat you would't like it if it came to you. ?
Pat in Ballymena wrote (98 days ago):
Davy in Belfast, Counterfeit car parts are very dangerous so if your family member went to a garage and had dodgy brake pads fitted it could be crime of the century.
in Dundonald wrote (98 days ago):
I didn't think that that class of car had wheel caps??
Davy BMW in Belfast wrote (98 days ago):
Hardly crime of the century!
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