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Woman accused of selling fake designer goods to appear in court

A woman from Sunderland will appear at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Crown Court on Thursday March 5 charged with the sale of more than 1,300 fakes designed to look like products by brands including Mulberry, Barbour and Ugg.

Victoria Trott faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of all 27 counts of offering or exposing for sale goods bearing a false trademark.

The products included clothing and fashion accessories from Superdry, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Michael Kors, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Voi jeans and Ice watches, as well as electrical goods such as headphones and hair straighteners.

Trott was released on unconditional bail after entering no plea to the charges brought by Sunderland City Council’s trading standards department at the court on February 24.

She will reappear this week at a plea and case management hearing, during which the indictment will be read out and the defendant asked again if she pleads guilty or not guilty. If Trott pleads guilty she could be sentenced on the same day. If a not guilty or no plea is entered, she will return for a preliminary hearing on August 17.


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