Over $300k in counterfeit merchandise labeled as expensive brands seized


COLUMBIA, S.C. (NewsNation Now) — Authorities in South Carolina seized over $300,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise from a Columbia business.

The seizure followed a six-month investigation into NewImageSC and its operator, according to Secretary of State Mark Hammond.

The business started on Facebook, before getting a storefront in Columbia. Hammond said NewImageSC sold fake items labeled as Louis Vuitton, Versace, Gucci, Nike and several other brands.

NewsNation affiliate WCBD contributed to this report.

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