Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Counterfeit and Piracy Enforcement Team (CAPE), served a multi-2 location search warrants in the City of La Habra/Fullerton.
The suspects were major distributors in the City/County of Los Angeles. Investigators conducted several undercover buys/surveillances and determined the suspects were sellers on eBay and other social media platforms.
The suspect had over 30 different user accounts on eBay deceiving unknowingly consumers of counterfeit name brand facial cosmetics. None of the counterfeit products recovered had been tested to meet US safety standards and could pose a risk to anyone using these products.
Officers arrested Conner Blount 26-year-old from La Habra for 350(a)PC - Felony Trademark Violation. Officers recovered approximately $100,000.00 in cash and over $250,000.00 in counterfeit merchandise.
Counterfeit merchandise recovered: Yeti mugs, name brand cosmetics, and G-Shock watches.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-5940. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.