According to WRAL.com, authorities arrested a Chapel Hill minister at his church Friday, with over 3,200 counterfeit Cartier bracelets.
Reports claim that the bust is the largest single seizure since 2004, when the North Carolina Anti-Counterfeit Trademark Task Force was created in the Secretary of State’s Office. WRAL.com reports that the knockoff bracelets have an estimated retail value of $24.4 million.
34 year old Rev. JianGang “Frank” Lan, is charged with felony criminal use of a counterfeit trademark and was being held under $25,000 bond in the Orange County jail.
Lan is the assistant pastor of Deer Park Community Church, at 108 W. Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill.
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