A former central Nebraska shop owner has been sentenced to probation and fined for trafficking in counterfeit handbags, watches and other goods.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a 58-year-old Deborah Pittman was sentenced Monday to in Nebraska's U.S. District Court to five years' probation, 100 hours of community service and fined $25,000.
Nebraska U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg says that federal agents bought a counterfeit Kate Spade purse and a counterfeit Coach watch in February 2010 from Classic Coyote in Arnold, a business Pittman owned from 2007 to 2011.
Two months later, raided the shop and seized more than 1,000 counterfeit items, including purses, watches, wallets, belts, hats, scarves and sunglasses, and 600 counterfeit labels.
Arnold is about 40 miles northeast of North Platte
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com
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