Internet trader admits to selling fake shirts

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AN on-line trader has admitted selling hundreds of fake England football shirts on the internet after an investigation by trading standards officers.

Paul Jones, aged 40, of Handley Road, New Whittington, pleaded guilty to four charges of trademarks offences.

Officers found that Jones had used eBay and Paypal accounts belonging to a friend and his partner to sell 461 counterfeit England shirts before the World Cup in 2010.

Each shirt was sold for £24.99 with eBay descriptions claiming they were ‘England Football Shirt World Cup 2010. 110% genuine’.

Jones is to be sentenced by magistrates on January 14 pending background reports.