Two North Carolina men have been arrested following a two-month investigation into counterfeit golf equipment being sold on line.
The state Secretary of State's office said Donald and Warren Fondrie are charged with two felony counts of possessing counterfeit trademarked goods with intent to sell, and resisting a public officer. It's unclear if or how the men are related.
The men are accused of operating an Internet-based Web site that sold fake brand-name golfing gear imported from Asia. Investigators said the gear was sold domestically and internationally on eBay.
The Acushnet Company, which is comprised of the Titleist, FootJoh and Cobra brand names, conducted an internal investigation after noticing counterfeit golf products on the market.
The company took its findings to state authorities.