Two St. Paul residents face criminal charges for allegedly trying to use fake $100 bills at an Inver Grove Heights strip club in December. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says 34-year-old Aaron Jacobs and 24-year-old Carmina Ward were charged Thursday with counterfeiting currency and trying to pass off the phony money at the King of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club.
The Minneapolis office of Homeland Security Investigations is warning consumers about counterfeit products.
A 39-year-old Plymouth man faces charges for allegedly selling refurbished and counterfeit cell phones on the Internet while claiming they were new, according to the Department of Justice.
A 32-year-old Prior Lake man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making fake postage stamps.
Fifteen locally-based websites were among the 150 shut down in a pre-holiday crackdown targeting sites selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise.
Eight people have been sentenced for trafficking counterfeit goods, including fake NFL and NHL jerseys.