Wembley Market stallholder caught with fakes

A teenager planning to sell fake Ugg boots is given 200 hours of community service and curfew

A TEENAGE market trader was sentenced to 200 hours of community service after being found in possession of more than 500 pairs of fake Ugg Boots.

Obaidullah Rahmatullah, 19, was arrested at a road block near the entrance to Wembley Market, where he intended to sell the footwear, on Sunday, April 25, 2010.

Mr Rahmatullah was also found with 34 pairs of Ugg flip-flops, eight fake hair straighteners and 275 Ugg labels during multi-agency operation Capital.

He would dupe customers into parting with their cash by sticking branded labels onto plain boots.

The haul would have a retail value of �83,000 had it been genuine.

Bill Biron, head of Brent and Harrow Trading Standards,said: “This is now the fourth successful prosecution resulting from ‘Operation Capital’. Stall holders really must take care with what they are intending to sell from Wembley Market because if they are caught with counterfeit goods, they will be prosecuted and face harsh penalties.”

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The operation was a joint venture between the trading standards, Tokyngton SNT, Customs and Revenue and the Vehicle and Operators Services Agency.

Mr Rahmatullah, of Lynford Gardens, Ilford, was also given a curfew between 8pm and 6am for the next six weeks and ordered to pay �1,642 in costs at Brent Magistrates, on December 7.