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Durham, Toronto counterfeit clothing busts
First posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 10:01 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013 10:15 AM EDT
(Toronto Sun files)
TORONTO – A probe into counterfeit fashion wear in Oshawa led to a raid on three businesses and the arrest of four people.
Durham Regional Police began investigating a Simcoe St. S. store in February, after being tipped that fake designer clothes were being sold.
After learning of another outlet allegedly selling bogus brand names in Toronto, Major Fraud Unit detectives enlisted the help of the real manufacturers to assist in the investigation.
On Wednesday, a team of Durham, OPP and Toronto Police officers raided ATQ Clothing on Dufferin St. in Toronto; Baba Fashions in Oshawa and the home of the business owners on Rosefield Rd. in Pickering.
Counterfeit clothes, sunglasses, shoes and accessories valued at $750,000 were seized.
Gulnaz Naz, 52, Tahir Qureshi, 60, Amair Ali, 25, and Asim Ali, 26, all of Pickering are charged with fraud Over $5000, conspiracy to commit fraud over $5000, possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking in property obtained by crime and possession of property obtained by crime.