Palmdale residents, Terrance Stovall, 47, and his wife Shawna, 40, pleaded to one count each of Selling Counterfeit Trademarked Merchandise at their sports apparel store, “The Jersey Store,” located at the 41000 block of 12th Street West #D, Palmdale.
Each received 3 years probation and was required to pay restitution.
In June 2011, detectives from the Sheriff’s Commercial Crimes Bureau received information that The Jersey Store was selling counterfeit sports merchandise.
Following a one month investigation, search warrants were served at the business as well as the couple’s Palmdale home.
A total of 232 counterfeit jerseys and caps were recovered at an estimated value of $29,000. The counterfeit items represented professional sports teams from baseball, football, hockey and basketball.
The Jersey Store closed its doors shortly after the search warrant.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was assisted in the investigation by Brand Security Corporation and C.A.P.S. (Coalition to Advance the Protection of Sports Logos) who represents the victims of the MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA and the Collegiate Licensing Company.
(Information and photos via press report from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station)