Kansas woman charged with counterfeit trafficking

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – A Wichita store owner has been charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods.

A criminal complaint in federal court accuses Glenda Sue Morgan of trafficking in fraudulent merchandise at her business, The Fabulous Store.

Prosecutors allege Morgan was selling handbags, wallets, sunglasses and jewelry bearing trademark designs and names but which were not manufactured by the company whose trademark the items bore.

Morgan is in custody pending a court appearance Friday. A phone message left Thursday for her husband was not immediately returned.

An affidavit shows Morgan met with federal agents in January 2011 after the seizure of more than 2,590 items that would have been valued at $1.5 million if authentic. Agents launched an undercover operation in March after receiving a tip Morgan had resumed selling counterfeit merchandise.

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