Fined: Birmingham man who sold fake Chelsea and Spurs goods outside Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium is in Engineer's Way (Pic credit: PA)

Wembley Stadium is in Engineer's Way (Pic credit: PA) - Credit: Archant

A dodgy trader who was caught selling counterfeit football merchandise outside this year’s Capital One Cup Final at Wembley Stadium has been fined.

David Cunningham, 48, travelled from his home in Birmingham, to flog the fake Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC pin badges to unsuspecting football fans.

Officers from Brent Council Trading Standards Officers caught him red-handed om March 1 and confiscated 106 badges.

Samples of the goods were set to the licensed trademark holders who confirmed they were poor-quality fakes.

Cunningham admitted selling counterfeit goods and was fined £1,800.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £40 and court costs of £1,446, bringing the total amount payable to £3,286.

Cllr James Denselow, Brent Council’s cabinet member responsible for trading Standards, said: “I hope this case encourages others considering selling fake goods to think twice about their actions, or they too may end up paying a heavy price.”