Counterfeit Merchandise Seized
Detectives with the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force have seized thousands of counterfeit music CDs and movie DVDs -- as well as phony NFL jerseys, purses, wallets, shoes, and other items. They've also arrested two women.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says the legitimate makers of the real merchandise helped with the investigation. Arrested on charges of counterfeiting or possessing counterfeit labels and illegal use of counterfeit trademarks were 19-year-old Shaday Williams and 49-year-old Sharon Foster. Sheriff Prator says they're the co-owners of a business in the 69-hundred block of Jewella. He says other businesses have been issued cease-and-desist orders by representatives of the legitimate manufacturing companies. Total value of the seized merchandise is more than a-million dollars.