Pants down for dodgy clothes dealer
A schoolteacher has been fined almost £20,000 for selling counterfeit replica premier league football kits and Calvin Klein brief sets.
Mrs Bobbi Ehsan of Loxham Road, Chingford was caught by Barking and Dagenham Council enforcement officers during a routine visit to Dagenham Sunday Market on 17 June 2018.
In total, enforcement officers seized 381 fake replica football kits and Calvin Klein brief sets.
On Wednesday, 26 February at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Mrs. Ehsan, a senior teacher from Tower Hamlets was ordered to pay £14,490 under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2020, £4,339 to Barking and Dagenham Council and a Victim Surcharge of £20.
Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety said: “We’re determined to protect our residents and other consumers who visit our markets and will continue to prosecute traders who put profits before people and choose not to play by the rules.
“We have two fantastic markets in the borough and we welcome traders to operate as long as they’re operating correctly. If not, we will prosecute.”