Corrections Officer Busted After Counterfeit Raid

A Virginia corrections officer is facing charges here in Eastern Carolina.

Halifax County deputies say Tongia Lynch has been arrested for felony conspiracy and felony criminal use of counterfeit trademarks.

Deputies say Lynch and her husband were selling counterfeit shoes and purses out of her Roanoke Rapids home. After a search warrant, deputies seized 94 pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes, 3 pairs of counterfeit Bape shoes, a pair of counterfeit Timberland boots, 13 counterfeit Coach handbags and 2 counterfeit Dolce & Gabana handbags.

Street value of the counterfeit goods is estimated at $13,560. Lynch was released on a $5,000 secured bond and deputies say a citizen complaint let to the woman's arrest.


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  • by raymond Location: eastern n.c. on Jul 5, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    what does any of that got to do with them being a correction officer?
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Jun 12, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    I don't think this is a criminal case. It appears to be more of a civil case. Let the "real" companies sue them in court or the people who buy the fakes. How about suing all of these burger joints who have soybean in the burger? Our goverment needs to stop wasting money on this silly mess.
  • by Sam Location: The Will on Jun 12, 2009 at 08:22 AM
    To Chris, I would say selling them. I bet she was released and will have all these lawyer costs and court costs paid up by COUNTERFEIT money and will still have plenty of counterfit money left from the sales. I hope they did'nt have any children cause what in the world would they be thinking. To Justice, who is D Sutton? I am guessing a Halifax County lawyer.
  • by Buford Location: NC on Jun 11, 2009 at 05:02 PM
    She is a counterfeit corrections officer, like most of them are...
  • by justice on Jun 11, 2009 at 12:12 PM
    maybe they can get a counterfeit lawyer...hey D Sutton are you out of jail and available yet LOL
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:49 AM
    I don't know what is worse, selling counterfeit clothes or WEARING them!
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    I bet she and her husband will be well dressed when they go to court. They can wear their counterfeit outfits, but I wouldn't pay with counterfeit money!!!
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