Alfreton trader sold fake handbags and purses carrying designer labels

An Alfreton trader who admitted selling counterfeit handbags and purses carrying designer labels has been handed a curfew.

Derby Magistrates court.
Derby Magistrates court.

Sarah Parker, who traded as Bling on Alfreton High Street, admitted six charges relating to the sale of counterfeit items when appearing at Derby Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Derbyshire County Council’s trading standards brought the prosecution after seizing around 140 branded items following complaints from buyers.

Councillor Dave Allen said: “This successful prosecution again shows we will not tolerate traders ripping off consumers by selling counterfeit goods.

“The rewards may seem enticing, but it isn’t worth the risk selling goods which are not genuine.”

The six charges related to counterfeit goods being sold as original Michael Kors, UGG, Chanel and Louis Vuitton products – contravening the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Parker, of Abbotts Close, Church Street, Alfreton, had also been selling online via Facebook.

Judge Jonathan Taaffe handed Parker a six-week curfew, meaning she cannot leave her home between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

She was also ordered to pay a £65 victim surcharge, £720 prosecution costs, and to forfeit all of the seized goods.