Three vendors arrested after police seize counterfeit goods

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State and local authorities charged three people in connection with fake clothing being sold at vendor booths during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, according to a news release from the S.C. Secretary of State’s Office.

Pamela Letitia Jackson, 42, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Anthony Junior Samuels, 40, of Trenton, N.J., and Idrissa Samba, 41, of Southfield, Mich., were each charged with unauthorized use or trafficking in counterfeit trademarks by an individual and jailed about 3:15 p.m. Sunday, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Jackson is being held on $7,000 bond, Samba has a $15,000 bond and Samuels has a $10,000 bond, according to jail records.

Authorities said the counterfeit merchandise included purses, shoes, wallets, watches and belts that misrepresented manufacturers such as Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Nike and others. The retail value of the seized goods was estimated to be $148,910.

In addition to the merchandise being confiscated, authorities also seized $2,730 cash and a van used to transport goods, according to the release.

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