Ebay trader guilty over fake goods
An eBay trader from Co Antrim has pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit car accessories at Ballymena Magistrates Court.
Paul Gordon Bacon (46) of the town pleaded guilty to 11 charges of selling fake goods. Trading Standards investigations revealed that Bacon had a substantial presence on eBay via his business, Car Accessory Shop NI.
In November 2013 Trading Standards officers went to his premises, where they found almost 3,000 counterfeit car badges, wallets, key rings and other items. In the two-year period prior to Trading Standards action against him, investigations show he had in excess of 8,800 sales on eBay with a total value of more than £80,000.
He was given a conditional discharge.