Investigators on Wednesday arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of conning customers at his flea market stand by selling knock-off apparel.
Handbags, watches, sunglasses and other items sold by Cheikh Tidiane Kane, 40, weren’t nearly as valuable as he claimed, the Attorney General’s Office said Thursday in a news release.
The AG’s Office said it recently seized from Kane nearly 1,400 counterfeit items falsely labeled as coming from the following brands: Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Coach, Chanel, Rolex, North Face and UGG.
Kane was selling the items, including wallets, bracelets, backpacks and boots, at the Deep South Flea Market on Florida Boulevard near North Ardenwood Drive, the AG’s Office said.
Kane was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of illegal use of a counterfeit trademark. He posted $7,500 bail on Thursday and was released, Parish Prison records show.