A Cuyahoga Falls man is accused of trying to sell more than 100 counterfeit high-end purses.
Ronald Jason Azar, 34, is charged in U.S. District Court in Cleveland of trafficking in counterfeit merchandise.
According to federal prosecutors, “Azar [last year] intentionally trafficked and attempted to traffic approximately 104 counterfeit designer handbags which, if genuine, were valued at approximately $183,488.”
The items include 12 Gucci, 23 Coach, 17 Louis Vuitton, five Versace, five Chanel, two Marc Jacobs, three Dooney & Burke, six Prada, eight Fendi, seven Chloe, seven Jimmy Choo and nine Dolce & Gabbana handbags.
The bags bore counterfeit marks, logos, labels, hang tags, patches, stickers, emblems, holograms and packaging, prosecutors said.
The marks “were identical to and substantially indistinguishable from marks used on genuine merchandise,” prosecutors said.