- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State investigators have arrested a 40-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of selling knock-off apparel.

The state Attorney General’s Office said in a news release the handbags, watches, sunglasses and other items sold by Cheikh Tidiane Kane weren’t nearly as valuable as he claimed.

Investigators say they 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.

They say Kane was selling the items at the Deep South Flea Market in Baton Rouge.

Kane was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Wednesday on illegal use of a counterfeit trademark.

He posted $7,500 bail on Thursday and was released.

Online jail records did not list an attorney for Kane.


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