Chickasaw residents face additional counterfeit charges

December 11, 2012 in Business, News, Statewide News

From The Mississippi Link Newswire

JACKSON – Two Chickasaw County residents have been arrested for a second time in a year after allegedly selling counterfeit clothing from Urban Wear located at 205 Church Street in Okolona.

Authorities said the owner of this store in Okolona. Willie McMillian, was selling counterfeit merchandise to his customers.

Attorney General Jim Hood said Willie McMillian, 46, and Sophia Hill, 47, of Okolona, were taken into custody by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division, Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Okolona Police Department, and the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit following a successful undercover operation by member of the Attorney General’s Knock Out Knock-Offs Task Force at Urban Wear.

Tips from the general public lead to the undercover operation that found McMillian and Hill had re-opened their business and started selling counterfeit goods again.

Investigators during the undercover operation were able to seize approximately $275,000 in counterfeit clothing from Urban Wear.

McMillian and Hill were booked into the Chickasaw County jail on two counts each on sale of counterfeit goods bearing counterfeit labels and/or trademarks.

McMillian, who owns Urban Wear, was arrested in December 2011 for selling counterfeit merchandise.

If convicted, McMillian and Hill face not less than one year and up to five years behind bars per each count.