Jersey Shore store owner sold fake Gucci, Louis Vuitton, cops say


SOUTH TOMS RIVER – A shopkeeper is accused of selling counterfeit goods in his store, passing them off as high-end luxury items from brands including Versace, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

Rasheem Paige, 47, ran the Dover Street store, according to the Ocean County District Attorney’s Office.

Investigators conducted a search warrant on Tuesday and said they seized 600 items bearing a false mark. Prosecutors said the counterfeit products included knockoffs from Louis Vuitton, Versace, Nike, Polo, Gucci, North Face, Fendi and Coach.

The search also revealed a pellet handgun and a Hyperspeed folding pocket knife, prosecutors said.

Paige was arrested at the store and received a summons after the search. He is charged with forgery and weapons-related offences.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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