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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