WREXHAM'S Trading Standards has successfully prosecuted a Gwersyllt man for selling and possessing counterfeit goods.
In Wrexham Magistrates court, Kevin Howe, of Heol Pedr, admitted selling and possessing more than 1,000 DVDs, a computer and associated goods.
The goods had a potential street value of more than £5,000. He was given a six-month suspended sentence and told to pay £425 costs.
The prosecution was brought by Wrexham Council's Trading Standards department after Howe was spotted at the Mega Car Boot Sale in Rhyl, which led to a search of his home.
Andy Lewis, Wrexham's chief public protection officer, said: 'Mr Howe's sentence is a reflection of how seriously the courts take the issue of counterfeit goods.
'We believe people considering dealing in such items should be aware of the powers of the courts in relation to such offences. Members of the public have a right to buy legitimate goods from legitimate traders.
'Trading Standards officers will continue to investigate traders who they believe are trying to fool the public into buying what are clearly counterfeit goods.'
Anyone who thinks they have been sold counterfeit goods should contact Trading Standards on 01978 297060.