WINDSOR, ON, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - On March 26, 2012, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Windsor Detachment charged a Windsor woman with one count of Passing Off Wares contrary to the Criminal Code, and one count of Fraud Under $5,000.00, contrary to the Criminal Code.
Acting on a complaint from a customer, members of the Windsor RCMP and Calgary RCMP launched an investigation. The 'UGG' boots were purchased through a 'Facebook' account, and once the boots were received by the customer they were found to be counterfeit.
"Counterfeit goods represent a financial loss to legitimate businesses, governments and tax payers. These goods are often cheaply made and not up to brand name or Canadian Standards" stated Sgt. Dave Watts of the Windsor RCMP. Sgt. Watts also stated "Consumers should be cautious when purchasing high end goods over the internet, especially if the goods are not being sold by authorized dealers."
Charged is Courtney Wight of Windsor, Ontario. Wight is scheduled to appear in Windsor court on April 23, 2012.
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If you have information about the sale of counterfeit goods, please contact your nearest RCMP Detachment at 1-800-387-0020 or you can anonymously supply information through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
For further information:
Cpl. Annette Bernardon
Windsor RCMP Detachment
519-948-5287 ext 255