A 26-year-old La Habra man is scheduled to appear in court Thursday to face charges of selling hundreds of thousands of dollars in counterfeit merchandise on eBay and other online platforms.
Police arrested Connor Blount Tuesday after investigators conducted several undercover buys and surveillance, then served search warrants at locations in La Habra and Fullerton, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
An investigation determined Blount was a major distributor in Los Angeles County and had over 30 accounts on eBay “deceiving unknowingly consumers of counterfeit name brand facial cosmetics,” the LAPD statement said.
None of the counterfeit items had been tested to meet U.S. safety guidelines and “posed a risk to anyone using the products,” the department said.
Officers recovered approximately $100,000 in cash and over $250,000 in counterfeit merchandise, including Yeti mugs, name-brand cosmetics and G-Shock watches, police said.
Blount posted a $20,000 bond Tuesday night and was released from jail pending a Thursday court appearance in Pomona, according to sheriff’s jail records.
Anyone with information about this investigation was asked to call LAPD Commercial Crimes detectives at 213-486-5940.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or lacrimestoppers.org.
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