Trader banned from all markets in England and Wales after selling fakes in Romford

A woman has been banned from working at any market or car boot sale in England and Wales after being caught selling fake designer goods in Romford.

Barbara Hubbard, 47, had more than 2,330 counterfeit items at the Bonzer Boot fair in Whalebone Lane, when Havering trading standards officers swooped on her stall and van.

Undercover officers had earlier visited her stall twice, buying a fake Tiffany money clip and a Cartier watch.

Hubbard’s home in Antill Road, Bow, east London, was later found brimming with replica jewellery, handbags, sunglasses, hair straighteners, watches, suitcases and clothes, Basildon Crown Court heard last Thursday (April 7).

Fakes included Chanel, Gucci, Rolex, GHD and Dolce & Gabbana,

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Two computers were also seized along with a notebook containing information on her eBay account - handbag_lady.

Hubbard pleaded guilty to 14 trading offences and was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

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She was also tagged until August 31 and ordered to stick to an evening curfew.

Cllr Lesley Kelly, cabinet member for public protection, said: “By coming to Romford to sell counterfeit goods this trader was jeopardising local jobs and legitimate businesses. We will not tolerate this at any time, but particularly during these harsh financial times.”

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